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Sea Life Centre Great Yarmouth

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Address: Great Yarmouth Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth NR30 3AH, England
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+44 1493 330631
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10:00 - 16:00
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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 sea life Centre

Lovely sea life Centre. Staff were very friendly talks were very good. Loved the penguin feed blossom and dippy were my favorite. Only criticism would be quite pricy compared to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
soliver1990
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My partner and I took our 3 year old here and it was a fantastic day out. Lots of things to see and do. Great price (especially if you book in advance online). Worth every penny

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely sea life Centre. Staff were very friendly talks were very good. Loved the penguin feed blossom and dippy were my favorite. Only criticism would be quite pricy compared to other sea life Centre took us hr and 15 to complete

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Thank soliver1990
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been to quite a few sea life centres. Some of the displays were very good and the staff were lovely. Not up to the usual standard of sea life.

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Thank yidda
Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have to say was quite disappointed with this visit, glad we had Tesco vouchers and did not pay at the door. staff were friendly, it was clean and easy to navigate but was disappointed with the displays, it is quite small and other aquariums such as Skegness aquarium and the deep in hull offer more and varied displays and would... More 

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Thank lushlips154
Paul R, Manager at Sea Life Centre Great Yarmouth, responded to this review

Hi lushlips154 Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to read your visit didn't impress, even though you found our team friendly. Whilst we are not the largest aquarium out there we are proud of our innovative layout along with our 1500+ creatures in over 50 tanks and displays and ten themed zones. From Penguins to Rays, Crocodiles to... More 

Ringwood, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great visit and well worth a visit. Good for couples and families alike! Great exhibits and a lovely big cafe with shop and play area inlcuding outside seating for Summer months. Friendly staff located all around the venue to help with enquiries, all flat level so perfect for wheelchair users.

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

Hello Beth H Many thanks for your lovely review, it is most pleasing to read you had an amazing visit. We are very proud of our accessibility around the centre & our new cafe 'Urchins' is certainly proving to be popular with our visitors. I will pass on your kind words to the team around the centre, it is always... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This aquarium is probably the best aquarium I have been to. The staff were amazing and one could even perform magic tricks. They have a big range of fish,turtles,jellyfish and even penguins.

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

Hello burn i Thank you very much for your kind words. Our team are passionate about the creatures, and by the sounds of it, their passion is evident. I will pass on your kind words & we look forward to your return visit, Thanks again Paul R More 

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Just the place to waste an hour or two, entrance costs can be a little high for large families or groups. Go to the tourist information centre first and purchase a discounted ticket. Although the centre is informative and well set out, it could get a little restrictive for large groups or mobility manoeuvring.

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Thank Davejb2014
Paul R, Manager at Sea Life Centre Great Yarmouth, responded to this review

Hello Davejb2014 Thank you for writing a review of your recent visit. We do recommend our visitors book online and save around 35% on entry price. Entry is valid all day long so whereas some visitors get round in 1-2 hours many return for the talks and feeds which are on the hour, every hour thus extending their visit throughout... More 

Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Smaller than some other Sealife centres we've visited. Walk through tank was smaller. Hunstanton centre is larger with seal sanctuary.

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

Hi Sean B Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Whilst we may not be as big as some of the other centres & sanctuaries we think the ingenious layout of our centre combined with the 1500+ creatures housed in over 50 tanks and displays in ten themed zones make up for the smaller footprint of the... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's very nice inside and kids liked it. It's a bit small tho and expensive. The gift shop is small too. Has a good variety of fish and also has a soft play area and cafe which is nice to take a break.

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

Hello Sandy L Thank you for your review, I am very pleased to read your children enjoyed their visit. We do recommend our guests book online to save around 35% off the admission prices, and the ticket is valid all day long with lots of our visitors popping in and out for our various talks and feeds. We have over... More 

Wisbech, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots to see and interact with in this tardis of a centre! A bit tight and cramped in the busy half term, especially in the large tank viewing area and tunnel. Good to go early as a hand stamp gets you back in all day. Rather expensive so look out for BOGOF vouchers!

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

Hi S K Thank you for your kind words. It's always great to read that our visitors have taken advantage of our all day ticket, and attending talks and feeds throughout the day. We do recommend visitors pre book online to make a 35% saving on their entry price, but fully believe our ticket prices represent good value for money,... More 

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