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Address: Great Yarmouth Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth NR30 3AH, England
Phone Number:
+44 1493 330631
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10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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The magical marine world of Great Yarmouth SEA LIFE Centre will introduce...

The magical marine world of Great Yarmouth SEA LIFE Centre will introduce you to many beautiful and fascinating creatures of the deep. Prepare for astonishing close views of everything from humble starfish to mighty sharks and giant sea turtles, all in displays which carefully recreate their natural habitats.

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Lovely place

Been many times as a local and as a tourist and come back frequently. The penguins and the turtle are my favourite but the pacu are worth feeding so do get some fish food. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Steve S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Been many times as a local and as a tourist and come back frequently. The penguins and the turtle are my favourite but the pacu are worth feeding so do get some fish food. The cafe isn't bad with some good offers and there is a small soft play. This is an expensive plaice so do look out for discounts.... More 

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Thank Steve S
Paul R, Manager at Sea Life Centre Great Yarmouth, responded to this review

Hi Steve S Thank you so much for your kind words. The penguins and Turtle are certainly popular, and garner much attention but I'm pleased to read the Pacu piqued you attention too! We do indeed have plenty of offers available and guests can save over 30% just by booking online. Our team members love to pass on their passion... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited the Sea Life Centre during January when it was quite. The centre is not particularly large but does have some interesting exhibits, I particularly liked the small crocodiles, the penguins and the large tank with sharks, turtles and eels. The emphasis is on marine conservation and education for young people. There is also a well stocked gift shop.... More 

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Paul R, Manager at Sea Life Centre Great Yarmouth, responded to this review

Hi ann w Thank you for your review. So pleased to read your visit coincided on one of our quieter days, it certainly sounds like you took full advantage of your all day ticket. I'm pleased you recognized our important marine conservation message and hopefully you learnt a little about the work undertaken by our charity; The SeaLife Marine Conservation... More 

Walsall, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely and modern but I wouldn't price it at the price it was for the fact that it was very busy and we were rushed at the time we were then.

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Thank _Sam_670_Westy
Paul R, Manager at Sea Life Centre Great Yarmouth, responded to this review

Hello _Sam_670_Westy Thank you for your comments. I was sorry to read you didn't feel your visit was value for money, with around 1500 creatures and around 50 tanks plus 5-6 feeds/talks per day we feel our ticket prices offer good value for money. Were you aware your ticket was valid all day? Many of our visitors look round the... More 

Norfolk, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A visually interesting day out with a variety of different creatures to see. It's quite small and so you could get around in a few hours. But none-the-less it makes a good trip. More for children.

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Thank KatieSmithExplores
Paul R, Manager at Sea Life Centre Great Yarmouth, responded to this review

Hello KatieSmithExplores, Thank you for your review. I'm very pleased to read you enjoyed seeing the variety of creatures here at SLGY. I hope you took full advantage of the talks and feeds throughout the day. I understand our centre can be perceived as a destination for children, as we pride ourselves on being a family attraction. As such we... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here today with my girlfriend and daughter and we where greeted with a friendly member of staff that was enthusiastic and happy to help, interesting fish and things to see, wasn't really bothered that a part of the centre was closed as we got in cheaper than usual price, friendly staff walking around sparking conversations and having a... More 

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Paul R, Manager at Sea Life Centre Great Yarmouth, responded to this review

Hello 555harry1995 & thank you for your review. I am so pleased to read our teams enthusiasm and passion was evident during your visit to the centre recently. I am also pleased to see you managed to get a special offer on your admission price. I am a little confused however that you found our gift shop expensive, as we... More 

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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked online to go here so saved on entry fees. Parking opposite the centre was free because it was off season. Lovely informative staff. Enjoyed the penguin and alligator talks. Just right for a half day trip.

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Thank S.A. from Essex
Paul R, Manager at Sea Life Centre Great Yarmouth, responded to this review

Hi S.A Thank you for your nice review. I am so pleased you took advantage of our online booking system and received the 35% discount that comes with it. Really pleased to hear our enthusiastic staff instilled their passion for the creatures and environmental concerns too! Our tickets are valid all day & whilst I'm thrilled you enjoyed our penguin... More 

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed visiting but a section was closed and we were not offered a reduction in entrance to compnensate. We bought on the day and paid much more, I don't understand why places need to do this, especially in winter, it's an inconvenience having to shop ahead and it only puts people off last minute visits. I'm sure many people... More 

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Paul R, Manager at Sea Life Centre Great Yarmouth, responded to this review

Hello casualeater2016 & thank you for your review. Firstly, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed visiting the centre. I'm not sure if you are aware but we are offering our guests the chance to come back to the centre to view the new Ray Area when it is complete for 50% of what was paid. Keep your receipt to take... More 

Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As expected from a premier attraction the Sea Life Center isn't cheap. You can make a saving by checking the website or GY tourist office for special offers. Time your visit for feedings times and any special demonstrations/displays. With a saving it makes for a great 2-3 hours. It's very easy for the kids to get excited and whiz through,... More 

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Thank Fox T
Paul R, Manager at Sea Life Centre Great Yarmouth, responded to this review

Thank you Fox T for your review. As you state there are lots of ways of getting discounted entry to our centre, including discount vouchers and booking online in advance to save around 35%. Our talks and feeding demonstrations are on throughout the day, did you realise your ticket is valid all day long? We stamp visitors hands so the... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our 4 year old Grandson on the last day of the Christmas holidays for a day out. We last visited years ago, when our own kids were small. Admittedly, there was building work going on, for which reception staff apologised, but the centre seemed smaller than we remember. We had covered it all in about an hour. The... More 

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Thank Marianne M
Paul R, Manager at Sea Life Centre Great Yarmouth, responded to this review

Hello Marianne M Thank you for your review, I am so pleased you and your grandson enjoyed your visit! We are very proud of our creatures and take great care of them, providing hopefully exciting displays as well suitable environments for the creatures. Some of our fishy residents live naturally in darker areas of water and we try to reflect... More 

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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The kids (7&5) loved the Sealife centre - especially the turtles and the large tank. The staff were very friendly and informative - even did some magic for the kids. The food was good value (kids eat free) and tasted pretty good.

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Thank Simon L
Paul R, Manager at Sea Life Centre Great Yarmouth, responded to this review

Hi Simon L Thank you for your feedback, I'm so pleased you and the youngsters enjoyed your visit. We are passionate about the creatures and utilise many techniques to educate and inspire visitors of all ages. I'm also pleased to hear you took advantage of a special offer in the restaurant too. We look forward to you returning and hope... More 

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