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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

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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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.

    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:

    • Ilana K
      Trip Type:
      Was a little bit underwhelmed
      3 of 5 stars
      Monday, 12th March 2018
      Went here with my boyfriend on a Thursday afternoon since neither of us have been. We parked in the millennium square car park which I knew was fairly expensive (£6.40 for up to 4 hours) which is a... Read full review
    • Mollie J
      Trip Type:
      Lovely day out
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 11th March 2018
      We brought my 1 year old daughter here on her birthday for a day out. As a family we really enjoyed the aquarium. The fish were lovely and my one year old loved looking at them. If you have an hour... Read full review
    • Timm-1978
      Trip Type:
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 11th March 2018
      The place was incredible from start to finish. Superb. Customer service was fantastic, and the children loved looking around at all the fish. Spot on. Read full review
    Anchor Road
    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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