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Bristol Aquarium

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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.



  • Gift Shop


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


  • 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


  • 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

Special Offers

  • Online Ticket Offer

    The offer: Bristol Aquarium is currently offering discounted online entry.– Offer ends 31st December 2018.

    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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    Recent Reviews:

    • michaelmccarthy16
      Clevedon, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Frogs Class Trip To Bristol Aquarium!
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 26th September 2018
      Today in Frogs we went on an adventure to Bristol Aquarium. We took the coach from our school and set off. When we arrived we were greeted by kind and friendly staff who organised us swiftly ready... Read full review
    • woolfbeth
      Bristol, United Kingdom
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      2 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 22nd September 2018
      Was expecting better to be honest very pricey for what there is on offer , no octopus which my daughter was quite upset about. Dirty tanks & the same tank the whole way round the building? It was... Read full review
    • TinekevB
      Amstelveen, The Netherlands
      Trip Type:
      Big aquarium and tropical garden
      4 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 22nd September 2018
      Good for a 1 1/2 to 2 hour visit, with or without kids. They have a lot of tanks with fish and other sea life, with good explanation cards next to them. The path through also leads outside. Here you... Read full review
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    BS1 5TT

    Tel: +44 (0)117 929 8929

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    Opening Times

    Open (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

    * Closed Christmas Day only.
    Opening hours vary through year

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