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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

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

    • Excellent
      237
    • Very Good
      319
    • Average
      267
    • Poor
      96
    • Terrible
      42

    Recent Reviews:

    • mjk27
      Lancaster
      Average aquarium
      3 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 22nd January 2017
      It's nice but not much different to most other aquariums. It's slightly cheaper than a sea life centre and the large tanks are great as are the rainforest areas. However the exhibits are limited and... Read full review
    • Spencersdaddy
      Cheltenham, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Not the good value it used to be
      3 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 22nd January 2017
      Our third visit although we haven't been for a couple of years. Don't let the adverts and posters with a huge shark fool you, it doesn't exist. Not only is it not what's advertised but at nearly... Read full review
    • bronson74
      Penarth, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      NICE FAMILY DAY OUT
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 22nd January 2017
      The Aquarium is well laid out and has a great many things to see. You pay and receive a ticket valid for 4 hours so you can look around the various fish etc, then pop out for a walk, drink or... 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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