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Sea Life Brighton

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Address: Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1TB, England
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+44 871 423 2110
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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Two years running 2014 and 2015 winner of 'The Best Place to Visit in...

Two years running 2014 and 2015 winner of 'The Best Place to Visit in Brighton & Hove' - Brighton and Hove Business Awards 2014 & 2015 Visit the world's oldest operating aquarium, right here in Brighton! Based opposite the iconic pier, SEA LIFE Brighton was built in 1872 and features 3,500 memorising creatures including turtles and sharks. For an additional cost you can admire our resident giant Sea Turtles Gulliver and Lulu, sharks, turtles, rays and tropical fish as they swim under your feet on the UK's first indoor glass-bottom boat. Take a look at our Behind The Scenes on an interactive experience which will immerse you into our working world. See first-hand how we care for over 3,500 sea creatures. With over 40 other world class displays we can ensure you will have an amazing discovery throughout your underwater dive. Don't forget to keep an eye out on our website for events throughout the year. We are open daily from 10am, with last admission from 4pm depending on time of year.

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Busy but decent

Same as all other sea life's and get super busy in summer so book online but it is a good aquarium and in good location worth a visit with kids once good point is the photos and I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

For the hassle it took just to even book tickets for the day, seeing my little girl so disappointed with what was there, was truly a waste of money. The only thing that is worth going to see in there is the little boat that you can see across, that tho at a cost of additional £4. Without that the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fantastic place, probably one of the best attractions in Brighton. Just try to avoid it on a weekend so you can save yourself a lot of frustration when it comes to parking, crowds and general business near the pier.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Me and my new wife had fun visiting here today (food for thought for when we have kids?), the exhibits were great, staff friendly and moreover, the animals looked well cared for. Fun for a few hours

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and two young daughters really enjoyed a nice day out here. I thought it had a good selection of sea life. The staff were very friendly and it was good value for money. I thought it was up to date and was just the right size. I liked that it was an all day ticket, so you could... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I found the information on the web site sparse will little detailed information of exactly what was available at the various levels. Only on arrival was it clear. The entrance to the aquarium is unwelcoming and the first experience once past the pay desk is to be stopped by a less than happy man offering to take a less than... More 

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Seeing all the sea life was fascinating, the tanks all looked clean and well cared for. The children who were there when we were visiting seemed to love it. We did find it rather expensive though, entry price was more than Brighton Pavilion or the i360 and no reductions for seniors. No price list was displayed, so we were unaware... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A group of us went to the centre on a chilly winter day for a birthday. Fortunately it might have been a good choice as there was a lot of notices about collecting a ticket for a starting time in a queue; so presumably it gets very busy some days. We had plenty of time, lots of space and met... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A lovely location on the sea front with a great opportunity to see the sea life close up. Very old building housing modern displays together with informative tours and very knowledgeable staff. A real treat especially if the weather is not too good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Iv always loved going to the selfie centre and. Right is amazing... I hated londons so I recommend going here. Kids love it and it's so chilled out.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Same as all other sea life's and get super busy in summer so book online but it is a good aquarium and in good location worth a visit with kids once good point is the photos and I did buy a framed photo from our experience

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