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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!

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.

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

Find out about the latest on the roads and get travel directions from TravelWest.info

Public Transport Directions

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

Special Offers

  • Kids for a £quid at Bristol Aquarium

    The offer: Bristol Aquarium is aglow with colour this summer, inviting families to enjoy a family festival like no other. For a limited time only, families can enjoy a special discount: Kids for a £quid. Every child ticket purchased per one adult ticket gives the child entry for just £1. – Offer ends 02/09/2018.

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

    Offer link: Summer offers

  • Kids for a £quid at Bristol Aquarium

    The offer: Bristol Aquarium is aglow with colour this summer, inviting families to enjoy a family festival like no other. For a limited time only, families can enjoy a special discount: Kids for a £quid. Every child ticket purchased per one adult ticket gives the child entry for just £1. – Offer ends 02/09/2018.

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

    Offer link: Things to do

  • 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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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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      339
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    Recent Reviews:

    • Deb C
      Yate, null, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Nice day out my mother
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 13th August 2018
      We really enjoyed our visit my mum is in her late 70s and I’m In My late 50s I visited here quite a few years ago but I feel that there is now much more to see and do Will be definitely be bribgin... Read full review
    • gelwilliams
      Cardiff, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Excellent aquarium
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 13th August 2018
      I visited here with my daughter and 2 grandsons and was very impressed with the standards and cleanliness. It's not the biggest aquarium we have visited but I think it was one of the best. We were... Read full review
    • glunn11
      London, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Nice day out
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 13th August 2018
      The aquarium is not very big but has plenty to see. Purchase your tickets online as it works out cheaper and you can use them whenever suits you as they are not valid for a specific date but for a... Read full review
    Anchor Road
    Harbourside
    Bristol
    Avon
    BS1 5TT

    Tel: +44 (0)117 929 8929

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    Opening Times

    Open (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
    DayTimes

    * Closed Christmas Day only.
    Opening hours vary through year

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