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Sea Life Brighton, Brighton

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
3.1/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web
Explore underwater life at Sea Life Brighton, the world’s oldest aquarium dating back to 1872. Featuring Victorian architecture, the aquarium offers over 50 sea creature displays. Walk through the underwater tunnel or take a ride on the glass-bottom boat to view a variety of giant sea turtles, sharks, and stingrays. Kids love handling crabs, starfish, and sea anemones in the interactive rockpool. Although somewhat pricey for a visit, discounts are given to those who buy tickets online. Take advantage of the free drink with purchase of a show guide at the entrance. Plan to visit Sea Life Brighton during your Brighton vacation using our convenient Brighton vacation planner.
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  • My teenage daughter is obsessed with sharks, and had been nagging me for ages to bring her here. I can't say I've ever had that great an interest in fishy things, but almost as soon as we got inside, ...  read more »
  • Had a nice afternoon here. This is one of the smaller Sea life centres I've been to so don't expect it to be huge. The shark tunnel is very interesting and will wow small children. 
  • It walked in January of 2015 with a friend, beautiful Aquarium, broad and novel. In front of the sea! Highly recommended.!
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  • Nice aquarium, apparently the oldest one. Quite pricy, unless you book your tickets online (£7 more expensive if you buy at the door). They have renovated recently, so great place if it is raining!
  • Lovely place, and very helpful and knowledgeable staff, especially Daniel who did a lot of talks and the behind the scenes tour for us. Cafeteria food and staff were nice. If you pay a little more for the tickets it includes a 15% discount in the shop which makes a huge difference so you don't feel like you're spending all that much.
  • Very disappointed with yesterday's "experience" . Always an expensive visit but have loved the Brighton aquarium on many occasions in the recent past. Now it's a noisy Americanised venue, with piped music and a poorly placed central café. It's more like a games arcade than an aquarium. And, sneakily, you now you have to pay extra for some of the internal exhibits. Yes, it's great that they are involved in conservation and the fish etc. are nicely displayed. However it was maddening to be constantly annoyed by cheery posters requesting more money. Why not save some cash by scrapping the horrible sound system (I hate to think what it does to the animals' ears, let alone the staff's) Youngest child was fairly happy but the older one, who remembered the previous layout, was disappointed. I won't be visiting again!
  • What a place, a brilliant array of creatures, large and small, excellent descriptions so it's not just set up for kids, the adults can take something away from it too. Very tidy and clean space, considering the nature of the space.
  • This is an amazing aquarium in an amazing building. The fish and the tanks are very well kept. The best part was the start and the end where the tanks are in the original building which is made even better using coloured lights. Half way through the aquarium, I got a bit confused about where I was, but worked it out eventually. The Brighton Sea Life if by far the best one I've been to.
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