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Address: Strand Road, Bray, Ireland
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+353 1 286 6939
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10:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
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The National SEA LIFE Centre on the Seafront in Bray is a perfect family...

The National SEA LIFE Centre on the Seafront in Bray is a perfect family fun day out. An aquatic Zoo with 30+ displays which are home to over 1,000 creatures including: Black Tip Reef Sharks, Octopus, Seahorses, Stingrays and Red-Bellied Piranha, we will take you on a journey of the deep...without getting wet! The Aquarium is completely indoors making it a perfect rainy day activity. Just a 2 minute walk from Bray DART Station and a relaxing and scenic 30 minute train ride from Dublin City Centre making us a perfect choice for tourists and residents alike. The National SEA LIFE Centre, Bray is one of the East Coasts top visitor attractions.

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We had a lovely visit here. Its quite small and on the expensive side for what it is, but a nice place to visit all the same and staff are friendly.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Aislingod90
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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The reason I can't recommend this place is that it is literally less than 30 minutes you will be in here. It is very expensive and very small and crowded on the weekend so it is not very enjoyable. Also nothing spectacular a few fish the sea horse were not on display that day too which was disappointing wasnt much... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a lovely visit here. Its quite small and on the expensive side for what it is, but a nice place to visit all the same and staff are friendly.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Though a little small, the National Sea Life Centre is plenty of fish such as cat-fish, barracuda, lobsters and rays. The price is on average, considering the Aquarium's grandeur and the quality of fish in there. The National Sea Life centre is a little difficult to reach from Dublin, as it is necessary to take the DART and there is... More 

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Thank Michela C
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We didn't expect much about the Sea life centre because of mix reviews Considering the small space available it's a great little aquarium with lots of species We brought our 10m old daughter and she loved it. Tanks are big and light is good Nice for spending 1 or 2 hours if it's a rainy day out

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can't believe my wife and I spent €25 for 35 minutes of slightly larger than home sized fish tanks. Many of the first exhibits had no information on them, some of the next lot were so high you needed to be at least six foot tall to read them and there were not that many tanks. We've been to sea... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Expensive for what it is - just over 20euro and my 4yr old was finished in 20min. No individual signage at the tank, by the time the screen had rotated on to the fish we were looking for my son had moved on.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Our whole family was so excited to visit this place today, as we thought it was going to be a massive aquarium with glass tunnels. Just like on the pictures. But instead, we were faced with a tiny little walk through corridors with small tanks with a bit of fish in them and as the "finale", a few small sharks... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Take the kids to get close up and personal with lots of marine creatures in Bray Sea Life. The staff engage well with visitors and there is a paper quiz to get good learning going and make the visit fun for 6 - 12 year olds. Try and get there to watch feeding time in the big pool, as that... More 

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1 Thank DublinHillwalker
Dublin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We visited last year and remember the price of admission was a little more than expected. You are in and out of the attraction before you know it.

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Thank dublinmissey
Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I visited the aquarium already two times. It is quite small (don't expect too much), but our son (2 years) is still happy with it and Bray is also a nice town where you can spend an afternoon at the sea side. The combination of that makes it a relaxed trip.

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