National Sea Life Centre

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  • Address: The Waters Edge, Brindley Pl, Birmingham B1 2HL, United Kingdom
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +44-8714232110
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Children Museum, Aquarium, Performance, Theatre, Family And Kids

National Sea Life Centre - Review

The National Sea Life Centre is Birmingham’s finest aquarium, with over 60 marvellous displays of life from the fresh waters and the great wide ocean. The aquarium houses an enormous 1 million litre ocean tank, which can be explored with a mindboggling, fully transparent underwater tunnel. Take a walk you’ll never forget and see giant green sea turtles, blacktip reef shark and many more majestic creatures swim past your head.

Voted Aquarium of the Year in 2004, the National Sea Life Centre first opened in 1996, and has been adding to their enviable collection of sea life ever since. It also has exciting ocean themed games and birthday celebrations for children, ensuring that this is a place that they’ll never want to leave.

The aquarium has an extensive seahorse breeding program, with newly bred seahorses made available to the public for viewing.

One of its most famous exhibits is that of the giant octopus, along with hammer head sharks, stingrays and otters.

Don’t forget to visit the Sensorama 4D theatre, which is such an immersive experience that you’ll not only be enjoying a 3D perspective of the ocean, but you’ll actually be able to feel the wind and smell the seaweed.

They recently also opened the Penguin Ice Adventure habitat, which is home to a colony of Gentoo penguins.

Visit the National Sea Life Centre to look at the marine world in a way you’ve never seen before. You’ll be sure to leave with a new found love for the ocean. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Birmingham itinerary 1 day.

National Sea Life Centre Information

  • The centre is fully accessible to wheelchairs throughout.
  • It is preferable to book tickets online as the aquarium has a limited capacity and you may not get tickets on busy days.
  • The tunnel can get cramped during peak hours, so try planning your trip as early in the day as possible.
  • Don’t hesitate to engage the staff in conversation as they can give you valuable information on marine life.

National Sea Life Centre Ticket Prices

  • Children under 3 years- free; Rest- £20.95 per head.
  • You can save upto 40% on the price of the ticket by booking online.

How To reach National Sea Life Centre by Public Transport

  • By Train: Nearest stations are Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Snow Hill - follow walking signs for the ICC and the NIA.
  • By Bus: Any bus to Birmingham City Centre and follow walking signs for the ICC and NIA. Buses serving Broad Street, include numbers 1, 9, 10, 22, 23, 24, 29, 29a, 126.

Restaurants Near National Sea Life Centre

  • Malt House
  • All Bar One
  • Handmade Burger Co
  • Blue Mango Indian
  • Loves Restaurant
  • The Flapper

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  • National Sea Life Centre Address: The Waters Edge, Brindley Pl, Birmingham B1 2HL, United Kingdom
  • National Sea Life Centre Contact Number: +44-8714232110
  • National Sea Life Centre Timing: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • National Sea Life Centre Price: Free
  • Best time to visit National Sea Life Centre(preferred time): 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit National Sea Life Centre: 02:30 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting National Sea Life Centre

  • 95% of people who visit Birmingham include National Sea Life Centre in their plan

  • 69.75% of people start their National Sea Life Centre visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see National Sea Life Centre

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

49.86% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting National Sea Life Centre

People normally club together Symphony Hall and Library Of Birmingham while planning their visit to National Sea Life Centre.

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  • Love it here a great little place especially if your children love fish and pond and sea creatures. educational and learn as you go round about all the different species. The tunnel you can walk through at the end is so exciting and thrilling and a great place to take pictures well worth it for an unusla photo. Shop is quite reasonable for the things that are in there. there is a soft play area but this could do with being updated though

  • What a brilliant venue for munchkins and adults. Modern and very well designed, they have crammed a huge amount of exhibits into the space. Staff were upbeat and knowledgeable. The Behind the Scenes Tour is excellent. One of the best aquariums for conservation work in the UK. Just missing a small cafe ? Otherwise perfect.

  • The National Sea Life Centre is one of the best places in Birmingham. I've taken the little ones there twice in the past few months and they love it. My year old comes out obsessed with Fish and I have a month of Finding Nemo on repeat to look forward to but it's worth it. Very relaxed and fun, and obviously you can learn a bit too!

  • We love this place! Parking is easy to find and easy to pay, it well within walking distance and the centre itself it brilliant. It can get a little packed on weekends and holidays so worth booking a time slot online so as not to be disappointed. The exhibits are excellent they look beautiful and well maintained the fish never seem over crowded or unwell. This centre as octopus which was brilliant being able to see the creatures but also having to hunt for them! The kids were rewarded with the beauty after they hunted for the hidden octopus. Quite pricey so the online savings are great. Brilliant for a day out with kids or adults!

  • Fantastic day out, definitely worth the extra couple of pounds for the behind the scenes tour - very knowledgeable guide (Stefan) who was evidently passionate about the care and conservation of the animals they look after and support in the wild. Lots to see, helpful and friendly staff, suitable for all ages. Recommended!

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