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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!

Coral seas display

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.

 

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Extras

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

Video

  • Bristol Aquarium Video

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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Public Transport Directions

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

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

3.5 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      328
    • Very Good
      452
    • Average
      371
    • Poor
      139
    • Terrible
      63

    Recent Reviews:

    • maxibeez
      Cardiff, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Agree with other reviews-appalling
      1 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 17th August 2019
      Such a waste of £55 for 2 adults and 2 very disappointed kids. We were in and out in 25 mins and we were dragging the time out staring at each underwhelming tank for a good 30 seconds or so on each... Read full review
    • rockangelrosie
      Pontypool, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Interesting but...
      3 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 18th August 2019
      We visited for the first time, as a family of 7 adults, a child of 11 and a 1 year old. Firstly, be prepared before travelling by car. The aquarium doesn't have a car park so familiarise yourself... Read full review
    • Collins1993
      Fareham, United Kingdom
      Just Keep Swimming........
      3 of 5 stars
      Monday, 19th August 2019
      Came here one afternoon with my wife and she really wanted to see the octopus that they have. The fish on offer and the range is very good, but for what you pay, you are in and out very quickly... Read full review
    Anchor Road
    Harbourside
    Bristol
    Avon
    BS1 5TT

    Tel: +44 (0)117 929 8929

    Opening Times

    Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

    * Closed Christmas Day only.
    Opening hours vary through year

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