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Sea Life Brighton, Brighton

(3.2/5 based on 1,400+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • we were going to take our grand daughter to the London aquarium but due to poor reviews about prices, closures (including toilets) and experiences we decided to travel the 62 miles to Brighton.... How...  more »
  • Lovely building, interesting selection of sea life. Quite a lot for the children to do. Staff on hand to answer questions and help.  more »
  • What a breathtaking view when you walk into the sealife centre, the lit up multi couloured ceiling is breathtaking. We visited with a 1 and 3 year old and apart from having to enter via a smelly alley...  more »
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  • I was a little unsure at first about visiting the Sea Life centre, but as soon as we walked through the door you can see evidence of their conservation and breeding efforts, which definitely instilled my trust. There's a huge array of sea life to learn about, and some really fascinating and eye-opening facts, as well as opportunities to pledge your support in making this world a better place. I'd really recommend paying the extra few pounds for the glass bottom boat - it gives a great, up-close and unique perspective of the marine life and the staff are brilliantly knowledgeable. We visited during on a weekday just before lunch time and it was perfect - nice and quiet and we didn't have to compete with anyone to look around. Just as we were leaving a large school trip arrived, so afternoons may be busier!
  • I love the array of aquatic life displayed here. They all look well cared for and the staff are enthusiastic and knowledgeable. There are plenty of things to keep children entertained and engaged. It is expensive so check out deals online first rather than just turning up. ...and yes you can see Dory, Nemo and friends :o)
  • Was ok. Good to fill an hour or so. Lots of fish and sea stuff. Avoid weekends if you want a quiet experience. A tad expensive.
  • I got a 40% discount. Price I paid with that seemed reasonable with time spent. Heavily Finding Dory themed currently, as movie was released a week or so ago. Talks were well done from attraction people but too crowded to be properly enjoyed.
  • Terrible access problems for wheelchair and buggy. Poor signs. Popular with kids. Crowded at holiday times