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Sea Life Brighton

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Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1TB, England
+44 871 423 2110
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USD 20.13*
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Two years running 2014 and 2015 winner of 'The Best Place to Visit in Brighton & Hove' - Brighton and Hove Business Awards 2014 & 2015 Visit the world's oldest operating aquarium, right here in Brighton! Based opposite the iconic pier, SEA LIFE Brighton was built in 1872 and features 3,500 memorising creatures including turtles and sharks. For an additional cost you can admire our resident giant Sea Turtles Gulliver and Lulu, sharks, turtles, rays and tropical fish as they swim under your feet on the UK's first indoor glass-bottom boat. Take a look at our Behind The Scenes on an interactive experience which will immerse you into our working world. See first-hand how we care for over 3,500 sea creatures. With over 40 other world class displays we can ensure you will have an amazing discovery throughout your underwater dive. Don't forget to keep an eye out on our website for events throughout the year. We are open daily from 10am, with last admission from 4pm depending on time of year.
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“sealife centre” (179 reviews)
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Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1TB, England
+44 871 423 2110
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Been here loads of times when I was younger and had to come back and drag my boyfriend along with me. The place is still as lovely as ever! We went in the afternoon and it wasn't busy at all (between 2-4). The glass tanks...More

Thank rachxcawley
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice place, clean and very friendly staff. Good for all ages I recommend you book online and in advance as it costs a lot less - nearly half the walk in price!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Spent a fascinating couple hours in the Sea Life Centre It was so interesting learning about the creatures under the sea we do not usually get to see that close. Some of the fish are absolutely huge. The glass bottom boat is worth a ride...More

Thank Jackie J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A really good place to visit. We went with park and ride, the bus stopped outside sea life centre. The young lady on the glass bottom boat was very informative

Thank springles3
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I spent a couple of hours at the Sea Life center Brighton and as we received free tickets from the Sun we had a great time. It was interesting and enjoyable.

Thank Funkymonkey S
Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

I am pleased you had such a great visit. come again soon!

Reviewed 6 days ago

This was my first visit to Sea Life Brighton. I am a user of a powered wheelchair and found, once I had used the ramp by the beach and the tunnel to get to the entrance, that everything was very accessible. (I did not use...More

Thank CrispinEllisonNo1
Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

This is great feedback as we work hard to ensure that everything is accessible, and that is not easy in such an old building. Thank you fort taking the time.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go every now and again to the seaside center and it’s pretty cool for the little one she loves to look and touch the star fish and plays with the interactive displays It’s a nice afternoon out if the weather is wet and cold...

Thank Owain B
Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks Owain, we are pleased you had a great time. Thanks for your loyalty.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited many Sea Life Aquariums. Some big, some small, but this by far was the most enjoyable! The building is unique, the staff, was friendly and very helpful, very clean and well maintained. The only thing was I would skip the glass bottom...More

Thank LLC
Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Wow, this is fantastic praise. We will take your feedback on board about the lights and see what we can do.

Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I were very impressed with the size on the inside . my friend is a great lover of wild life all over the world including all sea life so he was very impressed by everything and so was I . he took...More

Thank ptree253
Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

I am pleased you had such a great time, enjoy your photo's!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice building but fish in tanks? Turtles in small pools. Are we living in the 80's? If this type of aquarium has to exist, invest in larger tanks for the sake of the animals.

Thank OlbyBrighton
Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for caring as much as we do. Please rest assured that we ensure that all environments are the best they can be for our animals.

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Savita R
25 June 2017|
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Response from diverchickShropshire | Reviewed this property |
Im not sure. Probably best to call them first to avoid disappointment. It's a great day out. Enjoy :-)
Lubeyna D
24 June 2017|
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Response from Sophie A | Reviewed this property |
Not at the actual attraction no. There is a multi-storey car park very nearby, like less than a five minute walk from the aquarium. I always find it cheaper to get the train to Brighton, as parking there costs the earth!!
Elliot C
7 March 2017|
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Response from suzzanne333 | Reviewed this property |
Yes but they say that they turn people away if it gets too busy ! I went on Friday just gone .. it took a little under an hour to look round and I came out feeling sorry for the creatures in there , too small .