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Galway Atlantaquaria

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Address: | Seapoint Promenade, Salthill, Galway, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 91 585 100
10:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Galway Atlantaquaria, National Aquarium of Ireland seeks to present a...

Galway Atlantaquaria, National Aquarium of Ireland seeks to present a comprehensive view of the world of water through clear and interesting displays, informed helpful staff and exciting live presentations and animal interaction sessions.This is achieved through accurately displaying aquatic life in a manner that reflects their natural habitats, providing an enjoyable and educational environment to learn about the diverse marine ecosystem of Ireland.As Ireland's largest aquarium we strive to ensure that a visit to the aquarium is original and full of wonder for visitors of all ages.

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Honeymoon outing

Got there for the 1pm fish feeding was very fun to be involved in feeding the fish. Deffiantly the highlight. It's abit smaller then I thought it would be. Fun for an hour or two... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Clare A
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Got there for the 1pm fish feeding was very fun to be involved in feeding the fish. Deffiantly the highlight. It's abit smaller then I thought it would be. Fun for an hour or two but you couldn't spend all day there due to seeing everything very quickly. Abit disappointed that it was small but it was fun. Many Thanks,... More 

Thank Clare A
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We decided to go to the aquarium as it was very near our hotel and the beach, and we thought it would be nice. It was expensive enough for two students for the amount of time we spent in it. It was very dark, and it seemed a lot bigger from the outside than it actually was. It's nice if... More 

Thank Chloe C
Kinlough, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place! Always a must when in Galway!! Spectacular variety of fish and lots of information written about them! The place itself is quite dark and dull could do with some fun artwork to make it more attractive? Very nice staff obviously know exactly what they're talking about!

Thank ShannonBurke99
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unlike aquaria that try to be all things to all people, this one focuses almost entirely on fish and habits in both fresh and salt water in and around Ireland. We counted only four tanks containing exotics -- one colorful Caribbean tropicals, two creatures from the Amazon Basin, and one frogs from Africa -- and even those tanks were about... More 

Thank Sandy S
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had great time there. We seen plenty of fishes but unfortunately we didn't find turtles ,my son love them. Overall nice place to but probably you won't come back as is quite costly.

Thank arcik14
Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ireland's largest connection indoors with the sea.... you will be able to see first hand and experience this is the most famous and near the Wild Atlantic beautiful Salthill native irish sharks, jellyfish and much much more... then enjoy the rest of the gift shop cafe and relax on your trip …

Thank Anna N
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not the largest Aquarium I have been to but very informative. Really enjoyed the interactions and we stayed for the feeding time. Got to hold a starfish and learned quite a bit. Gift shop had a good variety Noticed a sign showing birthday parties available there which would be great for kids.

Thank Gillian B
Western Ireland, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent about 2 hours in here recently with an 8 and 3-year-old. To my surprise, they loved it.. as did I. Exhibits are mostly found in irish waters, so nothing awe-striking, but the hourly events they run are great, due to their interactive nature and the staff that deliver them. Honourable mention to the red headed chap with the beard.... More 

Thank Mac10K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this was great for kids, you can spend as long as you like, its not huge but my 2 year old loved it and I will bring her back

Thank LetitiaS_71
County Clare, Ireland
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Galway atlantiquarium proved a very enjoyable experience for four kids and myself ages 3 to 9 .a spacious airy display of tanks and touch pools over 2 floors .all day ticket validity meant good value and overall we spent 3 .5 hours here .

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