Dive into the ocean and discover the wonders of the deep at Bristol Aquarium, located right in the heart of Bristol. Explore more than 40 naturally-themed displays and spot the thousands of amazing aquatic creatures, including rays, seahorses, puffer fish, piranhas, and so many more. Wander through the Underwater Tunnel to watch the fascinating marine life swim over your head. With a mix of tropical fish from around the world, as well as many that are native to the UK’s waters, so you can get a better understanding of the creatures that live on home shores and further afield. Bristol Aquarium are also the only aquarium in the UK to feature a giant botanical house, known as our Urban Jungle. You can find hundreds of exotic plant and tree species from around the world here, as well as the open-topped Bay of Rays and the Mighty Amazon pools, home to terrapins and freshwater fish. Seasonal hours, please visit website for more information. See Bristol Aquarium and all Bristol has to offer by arranging your trip with our Bristol trip planner.
Bristol Aquarium Reviews
Really enjoyed spending the afternoon here. There are a wide variety of animals on display, from sting rays and lobsters, to piranhas and seahorses. Of course there is also Gloria the giant octopus... more »
Fantastic aquarium! The diversity of the fish population here is incredibly impressive and imaginatively presented. Informative and engaged staff enhance the experience for youngsters and adults... more »
A nice aquarium with lots of marine life on display. Nice information dotted around the feeding times were not overcrowded and the staff very knowledgeable. Size of the premises means it was over quicker than I'd have liked though which is why I didn't give it 5 stars. Well worth a visit though!
I liked it. A good variety of sea and river life. Very interesting. No big predators but a good way to spend an afternoon. I especially liked the open pools.
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