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Sea Life Brighton

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Address: Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1TB, England
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+44 871 423 2110
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Two years running 2014 and 2015 winner of 'The Best Place to Visit in...

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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Really well organised. Our toddlers love it

The Sea Life Centre in Brighton is a really good day out. Firstly it has a great selection of creatures. The sea tunnel is particularly good with large sea turtles, a large sting... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2016
Timothy L
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I am a wheelchair user the only knock back is there is big step in front of the tank that is not fare on the wheelchair user as would love to see all the fish but on a whole not bad for a few hours if it's raining little bit over priced

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Thank Alison G
Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this review

Hi Alison, I am pleased you enjoyed your recent visit despite the step in front of some of the displays. Unfortunately this is structural and as a listed Victorian building we are not able to make modifications to make this more accessible. More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

The architecture is amazing. It's original and my mum used to go here when she was little. Lots of different sea creatures & the underwater tunnel was loved by the kids as they got to see sharks too. Don't pay on the door prices. Get special offers online or on cereal boxes as it can work out very expensive for... More 

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Thank Victoria A
Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this review

Hello Victoria, great advice about the online booking as great savings can be enjoyed. More 

Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Came by train and used the 2 for 1 and paid the extra for the behind the scenes tour which is very informative about how everything works and how the center is run and the glass bottom boat is something you need to do some very beautiful fish and I found Nemo and Dory lol spent a good 2 to... More 

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Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this review

Hello Wonda, what a great review, pleased you found Nemo and Dory, did you show them the way home? More 

Rotherham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

My Grandson is very keen on nature and so this was an obvious attraction. We didn't queue for long and there is so much to see. I thoroughly recommend this attraction for all ages.

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Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this review

Hello Clive, so pleased your Grandson is enthusiastic on Marine biology. he may be interested in spending a day as an aquarist with our skilled team sometime in the future. More 

Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

What an impressive bit of architecture as you go down into the Victorian vaulted ceiling aquarium. Plenty to keep everyone in the family interested and occupied with lots to see and activities to do. The exhibits were stunning. Highly recommended.

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Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this review

Hello Russ, thanks for such a great review. See you again soon. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The Sea Life Centre in Brighton is a really good day out. Firstly it has a great selection of creatures. The sea tunnel is particularly good with large sea turtles, a large sting ray and some sharks stealing the show. The sea horse nursery is pretty special and they also have the required "Nemo" and "Dory" section. There is enough... More 

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Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this review

Thanks Timothy, it is lovely that your children are enthused at such a young age, Marine Biologist for the future maybe!! More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Huge variety to see and do - good mix of things for kids and adults. Very tastefully decorated and organised.

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Thank James P
Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this review

thanks for taking the time to review James. Pleased you enjoyed your visit. More 

Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Came here with our 18 year old daughter, I know but we all love it. It is the best one in the area ad we never tire of it. Great for kids and big kids a like.

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Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this review

There is no age limit to magical experiences and learning about the marine world and our role in saving it! Thanks for your loyalty. More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 6 September 2016

A very enjoyable experience - the highlight for me and my two grandchildren was the Mana's excellent and informative talk about turtles and seeing the turtles and sharks from above on the glass bottomed boat trip across the large aquarium.

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Thank cgranger2016
Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this review

I will pass your comments onto the staff, we are pleased you liked the talks. More 

Holbaek, Denmark
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

A really interesting place to visit. The sorroundings are beautiful and the many different fish are definately worth a visit.

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Thank Nanna H
Max L, General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, responded to this review

Hi Nanna, thanks for your recent visit. More 

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