Sea Life Brighton, Brighton

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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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  • Okay, my brother liked it, but he is easy to please. Not all that large, but it was fun. Loved the old 19th century style.  more »
  • Adults Teenagers and 4 year old really enjoyed it, lots to see. Really enjoyed the talk about the Turtles. Its is inside a very beautiful victorian aquarium.  more »
  • Visited with my teenage sister, very enjoyable but small, so if you can get discount or 241 it's worth it. Nothing in the aquarium different to any others but still nice!  more »
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  • The best thing we did on our holiday!! One of the most beautiful aquariums I've ever been to and a really good way to spend a few hours when it starts raining in Brighton! A highlight for me was seeing the giant turtles being fed and going on the glass bottomed boat over the big tank at the end to see them close up. Next time I go I'm gonna do the backstage tour and experience everything the aquarium has to offer!
  • Even though it's really quite small, it's an interesting time out for the kids. There are a couple of small rock pool displays where they can touch some sea creatures and a reasonable size ray pen. All in all a good visit but don't plan on spending a long time in there, an hour maybe 2 tops
  • Amazing! Totally worth the price. Such a great variety of fishes and marine animals. You can touch star fish and walk through the clear ocean tunnel. You'll see sharks and rays! Great fun for the whole family!
  • Really easy to see the wide variety of animals! Lovely architecture. Downside is it's a bit pricey, £52 for two adults and a child! Also, it would be nice if they turned down the constant background music/sound.
  • After visiting Sea Life today, i can say that i am massively disappointed with the lack of animal diversity they have there. For the price they are charging you would expect the facilities they offer to be one section of many but instead you are left asking yourself, is that it? The highlight of the experience was stroking a starfish.. that says it all really. Please lower your prices or expand the diversity and offer us more to see.

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