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Bristol Aquarium

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About

Bristol Aquarium in Bristol's historic Harbourside area takes you and your family and friends on a spectacular undersea safari.

Bristol Aquarium showcases tropical, marine and freshwater creatures from around the world in naturally-themed habitats, all designed to inspire deeper understanding and appreciation of the natural world.

Explore The Deep

Embark on a fascinating journey from the British coast through warmer waters to exotic tropical seas. Highlights include a life-size recreation of a sunken ship, a Bristol harbour scene, a walk-in seahorse display and a wooden footbridge, over the open-top giant coral seas display, which are home to tropical sharks and unicorn fish.

From the hidden world of UK waters, the Bristol Aquarium transports visitors to the spectacular underwater gardens of the Mediterranean and the stunning beauty of tropical waters, which are home to everything from fox faced rabbitfish and puffer fish to living corals and clownfish.

Other displays recreate mangroves, giant rock pools, Amazon rainforest pools and a South American fishing village. Part of the aquarium is also contained within a giant glasshouse, which is home to a huge variety of living plants and trees.  There are even bananas growing!

The centrepiece of the aquarium is the coral seas display, where visitors can enjoy the closest of undersea encounters in an underwater walk-through tunnel through the reef, from inside a glass cavern and via bubble window viewing points. More than forty other naturally-themed displays reveal the sheer variety of life in the deep, from crabs and lobsters to piranhas and archer fish.

Extras

Other

  • Gift Shop

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Schools and other groups welcome - please contact us or visit the website for more information

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge) - Nearest public car park is at Millennium Square

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant

Payment Methods

  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Special group rates
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities - Contact At-Bristol -0117 9158000
  • Event Venue - Contact A-Bristol - 0117 9158000
  • On-site Restaurant/Cafe
  • Toilets

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given - Subject to availability. Feeds and talks will be announced on the day
  • Educational Visits Accepted - School Groups welcome Booking required
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - Booking required

Video

  • Bristol Aquarium Video

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Find out about the latest on the roads and get travel directions from TravelWest.info

Public Transport Directions

For comprehensive information about getting here by public transport, please visit TravelWest.info

Special Offers

  • Online Ticket Offer

    The offer: Bristol Aquarium is currently offering discounted online entry.

    How to book: For further details, terms and conditions and to book visit the Bristol Aquarium website.

    Offer link: Things to do

  • Kids for a £quid!

    The offer: Buy an adult ticket and get a child in for just £1.

    How to book: For further details, terms and conditions and to book visit the .

    Offer link: Summer offers

  • Friends Pack

    The offer: We also have a second ticket offer for those who don’t have children, this is a Friends Pack (4x adults) for £40, just £10 per adult. Tickets are valid until 3rd September.

    How to book: For further details, terms and conditions and to book visit the .

    Offer link: Summer offers

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

    • Excellent
      269
    • Very Good
      365
    • Average
      301
    • Poor
      109
    • Terrible
      45

    Recent Reviews:

    • Hannah M
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Worth a visit
      4 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 19th August 2017
      Myself and my partner went here the other day, was a first time visit as we only come to Bristol occasionally to see family. Overall it was a lovely trip, nice enclosures and lots to see. I do... Read full review
    • l_hoather
      Gloucester, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Worth a visit but very expensive
      4 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 16th August 2017
      Grand daughters 6,8,9 and 14 loved it. Well laid out with both a wide variety of fish and plant life. Interesting description of the various fish given by a very knowledgeable young member of staff... Read full review
    • 63beachhouse
      Hayling Island, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Good set up but absolute rip off!!!
      2 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 16th August 2017
      We had stayed in Bristol for the Balloon Fiesta and on the morning of going home decided last minute to visit here. Now online they have an offer til September that kids can go for a £1...but you... Read full review
    Anchor Road
    Harbourside
    Bristol
    Avon
    BS1 5TT

    Tel: +44 (0)117 929 8929

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    Opening Times

    Open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
    DayTimes

    * Closed Christmas Day only.
    Opening hours vary through year

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