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National Marine Aquarium

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Rope Walk | Coxside, Plymouth PL4 0LF, England
+44 1752 600301
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Best aquarium in the world

This rather surprisingly is a world class place in Plymouth basically in Cattedown ......for anyone... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
barcaranger
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Andorra la Vella, Andorra
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Well-represented discrete marine environments

A fun place to spend a few hours watching and learning about local and remote sea-life. The staff... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
5tuckers
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“sea life” (103 reviews)
“rainy day” (126 reviews)
“shark tank” (57 reviews)
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Rope Walk | Coxside, Plymouth PL4 0LF, England
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+44 1752 600301
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This rather surprisingly is a world class place in Plymouth basically in Cattedown ......for anyone old like me can remember what Cattedown used to be like it’s some improvement . It’s a really excellent place for kids and me ! I love it very very...More

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Maria C, Public Relations Manager at National Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your lovely review! We hope to see you and the kids again soon

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Reviewed 2 days ago

A fun place to spend a few hours watching and learning about local and remote sea-life. The staff were personable and knowledgeable, and the cafe serves a very reasonable cream tea.

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Maria C, Public Relations Manager at National Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for this review. It's great that you got to meet some members of our wonderful host team. They do know a lot!

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited with the kids in Easter break. Great aquarium with good healthy fish and other marine wildlife. Kept us entertained for 4 hours. Only niggle is that some of the information boards next to tanks are worn away and unreadable. And some tanks, like the...More

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Maria C, Public Relations Manager at National Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for feeding back to us. We are continuously working to improve our charity and we are currently in the process of improving all our wildlife information signs. We also have an excellent team of hosts and volunteers on hand who can provide information...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had been to the Aquarium before but not for a few years so we decided to pay a visit on a rainy Sunday. You can book online at least 3 days in advance and save some money. But for us it was a last...More

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Maria C, Public Relations Manager at National Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your valuable feedback. As a charity, we are continually working to improve. All our signs are currently in the process of being remade, and we do have our host team on-hand to offer an informative experience to our guests. We're glad you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an amazing place to visit even though our 2 1/2yr old grandson rushes round a bit faster than we would have liked! He does really enjoy it though and loves all the fishes above and below him. I know he is gradually taking...More

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Maria C, Public Relations Manager at National Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review! We're really glad your grandson enjoyed himself and is learning about marine life from us.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was a wet and windy april day so family trip to aquarium. 11 months old but she loves the fish and the sharks

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Maria C, Public Relations Manager at National Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's great to hear that our awesome animals were appreciated by someone so young, thank you!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited in October 2017 with our 4 year old son and 15 month old daughter. There are a number of waist high information boards dotted around in the dark corridors that are affixed to the walls/pedestals with nothing else but velcro. Our daughter, who...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Due to the recent bad weather I took my 2 yr old grandson to the NMA..... last time I visited was 20 years ago..... I was very impressed with it.... the displays are fantastic and had a great time. All the staff from the entrance,...More

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Maria C, Public Relations Manager at National Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your review! We're glad to hear that you and your grandson had a lovely time. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great way to spend a couple hours in Plymouth. It wasn’t as big as I thought it would be for the UK’s largest but it was educational and not too busy.More

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Maria C, Public Relations Manager at National Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and feedback. We're really glad you had an informative experience, since education is something we really value as a charity. We are indeed the UK's largest aquarium, are you sure you did not miss any sections? We provide a free...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had been previously as family and enjoyed and will go back staff are great talks very interesting and children loved seeing the different fish

Thank lou818
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Maria C, Public Relations Manager at National Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's great to hear that you enjoyed the talks from our wonderful host team! We hope to see you and your family again soon.

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Jillsullivan
26 July 2015|
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Response from NationalMarineAqua | Property representative |
Hi Jill, Thanks for your message. Prices below: Family (2 adults and 2 children) £43.00 Adult (16 -59) £14.75 Child (4-15yrs) £10.75 Senior/Student £11.50
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