Sea Life Brighton, Brighton

3.3
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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. Use our Brighton trip planner to arrange your visit to Sea Life Brighton and other attractions in Brighton.
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  • Came here with a large group of family members on a Sunday and we had a great time. The kids especially enjoyed themselves looking at the fish. Even though it wasn't a very big building there was stil...  more »
  • I have attended other sea life, this is larger. It has many different fish and beautifully presented aquariums. The highlight is the tunnel, from various sea creatures can be seen. To be able to take a ride on the Glass Bottom Boat, luck is likely because you can reserve in advance, and there are little places.
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  • We arrived at opening time on a Friday and enjoyed walking around the exhibits without too many people. By the time we left it was noticeably busier, so I imagine at peak times it could be less relaxi...  more »
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  • I felt this aquarium was overpriced for what you get. They have a decent collection of animals and knowledgeable staff but its very dated, and doesn't take much time to tour. For instance the tropical exhibit is just decorated colorful paint job and a few plants scattered about. By contrast, the zoo in my city has a greenhouse tropical experience filled with tropical plants and not much smaller collection of sea creatures, for a smaller entry fee for the entire zoo. SEA LIFE might have been a sight to see when it first opened but it needs a major revamp.
  • Amazing! You have to visit this place if you are around. Entertaining for children and adults. Enjoy every minute of it. Reserve at least 3 hours, there are plenty to see. The sea tunnel is definitely something you don't want to miss. There is also a cafe inside.
  • Lovely range of fish and aquatic life. Educational too. A small cafe inside. Great aquarium with a boat which goes over the top of the water. Good seahorse and starfish features at the end of your route through. I've been twice, its great and can be romantic or just a great day out, quite a versatile venue.
  • Parking is difficult to find. I felt it was quite expensive to get in even with vouchers. It was not as large as I expected and a bit cramped in places. If your in Brighton you could easily make it as part of a day trip. On the whole it was an average experience I don't think I would go rushing back. Plenty of other things to do in Brighton such as the dinosaur mini golf. The pier (always good fun) the marina. The tower. I'd probably do these next time rather than going back.
  • Having gone and visited many Sea Life Centres. This one came out tops. Awesome, friendly staff - amazing exhibits. And most important - healthy will looked after marine life.
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