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Galway Atlantaquaria

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Address: | Seapoint Promenade, Salthill, Galway, Ireland
Phone Number:
091 585 100
10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Galway Atlantaquaria, National Aquarium of Ireland seeks to present a...

Galway Atlantaquaria, National Aquarium of Ireland seeks to present a comprehensive view of the world of water through clear and interesting displays, informed helpful staff and exciting live presentations and animal interaction sessions.This is achieved through accurately displaying aquatic life in a manner that reflects their natural habitats, providing an enjoyable and educational environment to learn about the diverse marine ecosystem of Ireland.As Ireland's largest aquarium we strive to ensure that a visit to the aquarium is original and full of wonder for visitors of all ages.

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a family frendliy place

This aquarium is a good place to visit the tanks are impressive for Ireland . there is plenty of room to walk around and enjoy the display. the tank setups are good trying to copy... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Galway, Ireland
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this was great for kids, you can spend as long as you like, its not huge but my 2 year old loved it and I will bring her back

Thank LetitiaS_71
County Clare, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Galway atlantiquarium proved a very enjoyable experience for four kids and myself ages 3 to 9 .a spacious airy display of tanks and touch pools over 2 floors .all day ticket validity meant good value and overall we spent 3 .5 hours here .

1 Thank olikeane
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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235 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved it. People whinging about the cost need to realise that Aquariums and Zoos are expensive to run. If you want to see the animals, fish etc be prepared to contribute. Seeing local Atlantic sea 'animals' was great, including the tiniest seahorse! The feeding time was super interesting, I love listening to people who are passionate about their work... More 

Thank SarahC0805
County Mayo, Ireland
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been looking forward to visiting the aquarium for some time, found it a little pricey at 8.70 for Seniors, proximity to the fish excellent but found the signage poor, seen it all after half an hour. Highlights were the unexpected splash pool and the main ground floor area.

Thank Mj H
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There was instantly something fishy when we went to test the waters in the aquarium, we expected to have a whale of a time and in fairness we were looking for a fishcount because we onlly had a few squid to rub together but that ship was just not going to sail.without a trout the girl at the desk was... More 

6 Thank Tony C
Gorey, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recently went to Kinvara & needed an activity for our final day. Decided on the aquarium, & was severely disappointed. You could touch & feed some fish but that was the extent of the excitement. Upstairs was poorly manned, no people around & people sticking their hands in tanks they weren't meant to. From brochures & the website I was... More 

Thank Aoife H
Galway, Ireland
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36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This aquarium is a good place to visit the tanks are impressive for Ireland . there is plenty of room to walk around and enjoy the display. the tank setups are good trying to copy some of the Galway water ways landmarks.

Thank martinmortimer
Kinsale, Ireland
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

While we had been there before with our older children, this time we visited the aquarium with our youngest child. We all enjoyed the visit as as were there for two of the feeding times : big fish, small fish and we also had a chance of experiencing the Touch Pool tour. If you are planning to visit, some of... More 

Thank Colette C
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

The aquarium is a lovely attraction for children.. older than 12 would be bored but the smallies loved it! We got there in time for the touch pool where the staff were supervising the 'petting of fish' - great, slimy fun! It's an interesting place but after a while the fish get a bit same-y. Don't set aside a huge... More 

Thank BrightLix
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4 reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

In Galway for a weekend and the weather wasn't the greatest. We wondered into the aquarium. It was great. Very interactive. The staff were so friendly and only too happy to help. Loads of great detail and facts. Adults and kids would enjoy this.

Thank Ciara F

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