Bristol Aquarium

Anchor Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5TT

Tel: +44 (0)117 929 8929

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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!


Bristol Aquarium is committed to providing maximum accessibility for all customers to enjoy all of the displays on offer.

  • The aquarium has ramps throughout and multi-level viewing.
  • A hearing loop is in operation at the entrance of the Aquarium, as well as some parts of the displays area.
  • They offer free entry for the registered carer of a disabled visitor. If you bring along proof of carer status (e.g. Carer’s Allowance, Carer Card, letter from GP outlining the need for a registered carer). Visitors with disabilities will need to purchase the ticket suitable for them (Standard, Junior or Concession).
  • Access is available to the whole aquarium for service dogs, wheelchairs and mobility scooters

For more information, view the full accessibility guide on AccessAble's website

Even Calmer Days 

Bristol Aquarium's Even Calmer days create a more relaxing sensory experience for any customers who may need it. Bristol Aquarium will be turning off the music, and children’s rides as well as increasing the lighting levels for the whole day. Bristol Aquarium will be open at 10am with late opening until 6pm, last entry 5pm. See here for a full list of dates.


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Special Offers

  • Carer admitted free

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

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

    Offers for carers - redeem this special offer immediately

    Offer link: Offers for carers

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Bank HolidayOpen

* Monday – Friday: 10am – 4pm (last entry 3pm)
Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 5pm (last entry 4pm)


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Further Information


  • 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



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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    Recent Reviews:

    • 588allid
      Hassocks, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Not worth the steep entrance fee
      3 of 5 stars
      Monday, 27th November 2023
      Was expecting more for the very steep entrance fee of £20 each. Absolutely FULL of screaming children but that was our bad for visiting on a weekend 🙄 Needs better exhibits and better information Read full review
    • terrythy
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Pleasant place to spend a couple of hours
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 29th January 2024
      Pleasant place to spend a couple of hours, more if you enjoy watching fish - all the feeding and talks were worth attending - But we arrived late because although one of the transport possibilities... Read full review
    • Nicole S
      Cardiff, United Kingdom
      Good for all ages
      4 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 14th February 2024
      Visited with our family and grandchildren aged 9 and 6. Spent a few hours here and were all impressed by the fish on display. Could have spent longer, but the youngest was not eager to go back for... Read full review

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