Bristol Aquarium

Anchor Road, Harbourside, Bristol, Avon, BS1 5TT

Tel: +44 (0)117 929 8929

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About

Embark on a fascinating journey; dive in and discover the wonders of the deep in Bristol’s colourful aquarium, right in the heart of the city. Open daily, explore more than 40 naturally-themed displays and spot the thousands of amazing aquatic creatures, including rays, seahorses, puffer fish, piranhas, and so many more.

Bristol Aquarium transports you and your family and friends on a spectacular undersea safari. Wander through the Underwater Tunnel to watch fascinating marine life swim over your head.

Home to a mix of tropical fish from around the world, as well as many that are native to the UK’s waters all in naturally-themed habitats, designed to inspire a deeper understanding and appreciation of the natural world.

Bristol Aquarium is the only aquarium in the UK to feature a giant botanical house, teeming with hundreds of exotic plant and tree species from around the world – there are even bananas growing in this urban jungle!

Every ticket lets you enjoy unlimited entry all day, with access to daily talks and seasonal events too!

Open everyday except Christmas Day from 10am.

Visitor safety amid coronavirus 

Together we can ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable visit to Bristol Aquarium. Visitors can head on an underwater safari safely with the new one-way system, social distancing measures and additional hygiene facilities throughout.

To ensure the safety of visitors and staff, it is essential that visitors read and fully understand the visitor charter before visiting, this outlines site rules and how Bristol Aquarium are operating safely. For full safety details and to read the visitor charter please see here.

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Special Offers

  • Carer admitted free

    The offer:One official carer accompanying a paying disabled visitor is admitted free of charge.

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

    Offer link: Offers for carers

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

* Closed Christmas Day only.
Opening hours vary through year

The above times should be used as an indicator during the recovery phase from the global pandemic.

Please double-check details by visiting the website via the link above before you visit

Awards

  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020

Further Information

Other

  • Gift Shop

Accessibility

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

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant

Establishment Features

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

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction

Parking & Transport

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

Payment Methods

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

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

Venue Facilities

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

TripAdvisor

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

3.5 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      349
    • Very Good
      475
    • Average
      383
    • Poor
      143
    • Terrible
      66

    Recent Reviews:

    • Laura C
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Enjoyable time
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 1st November 2020
      Had a great time, can do it in an hour, lots of interesting exhibits and they make good use of the space Read full review
    • mablain
      London
      A great activity
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 3rd November 2020
      The Bristol Aquarium is a fantastic activity in the centre of town. Right on the quayside, this is an extensive facility with room after room of tanks with every type of marine and jungle life... Read full review
    • Fiona P
      Gibraltar
      Great aquarium
      4 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 5th November 2020
      Great way to spend a couple of hours. Wide variety of sea creatures. Lots of information and useful displays. Read full review

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