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National Sea Life Centre

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Strand Road, Bray, Ireland
+353 1 286 6939
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The National SEA LIFE Centre on the Seafront in Bray is a perfect family fun day out. An aquatic Zoo with 30+ displays which are home to over 1,000 creatures including: Black Tip Reef Sharks, Octopus, Seahorses, Stingrays and Red-Bellied Piranha, we will take you on a journey of the deep...without getting wet! The Aquarium is completely indoors making it a perfect rainy day activity. Just a 2 minute walk from Bray DART Station and a relaxing and scenic 30 minute train ride from Dublin City Centre making us a perfect choice for tourists and residents alike. The National SEA LIFE Centre, Bray is one of the East Coasts top visitor attractions.
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good34%
  • Average24%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible6%
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Strand Road, Bray, Ireland
+353 1 286 6939
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in for a quick visit with our 7 month old. Smallish aquarium but still plenty to see. Lots of activities for school age kids. Lots of local animals. Staff very informative.

Thank KiLoSt44
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's great for the kids try to catch the staff that tell you stories and facts about the fish they also feed them inform of you.. very educational for kids

Thank Dwayne M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I brought my daughter here and she had a good time. The walk is actually quite short and you are finished before you know it., We spent longer listening to the staff member talking about the sharks at very last tank than we did walking...More

Thank GerH1988
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The tour guide was pleasant and fun, everything else was below par. My main gripe is the charge for how short it is. Lower the price,is my advice. A family of four should not pay more that €10 for what you get...

Thank Steve_O_1988
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Good Value for money & lovely to take kids. Tour guide really good with kids & very informative. a bit of a workshop in places but looks like they are trying to improve it.

Thank 126molly
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We brought our 8 year old son to this aquarium today. We have been there before and I have always found it much less interactive that the aquarium in Galway and less value for the admission price €12.50 for adult €9.50 for a child. However...More

3  Thank LilacGerber
Reviewed 4 September 2017

stopped off on our way home from holidays to break up the journey and was really glad we did. booked online the previous night. some lovely exhibits with very friendly staff. the sharks and rays got the best reactions from the kids.

Thank Louthmcm
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

I lost track of time in here - I expected that I'd be finished after 30 minutes, but after an hour and 40 minutes, with a few tanks left to view, I had to leave as it was closing time. This is a small attraction,...More

Thank ReturntoDublin
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

This is the only Sea Life centre in Ireland. It's 12.50 Euros for adults. Kids are given activity pages to complete. We spoke to three staff - about the sea horses, the rays and the grey mullet. They were all very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. They...More

Thank Kim T
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We were in Bray for a family outing and decided to drop into the National Sea Life Centre. We booked on line and collected our tickets at the cash desk. The Sea Life Centre is small but has quite a large collection of fish on...More

Thank ColmM552
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