Opening Times

  • Monday: 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm)
  • Tuesday: 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm)
  • Wednesday: 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm)
  • Thursday: 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm)
  • Friday: 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm)
  • Saturday: 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm)
  • Sunday: 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm)

A fin-tastic first date

Bristol Aquarium has been voted by Bristolians as the top place to go on a first date! The online dating app eharmony has taken a deep dive into the dating lives of Bristolians and has found that people have enjoyed having their first dates mingling with sea life. On your first date, you can read … Continued

Guest Blog

We recently collaborated with on why their guests should visit us here at Bristol Aquarium. Find out what they discovered in this guest blog edition: Bristol is one of the most popular city breaks anywhere in the UK. When visiting next we highly recommend adding the Bristol Aquarium to your itinerary.

Wildlife to Spot Near Bristol This Autumn

As the trees become awash with colour, the UK’s wildlife comes out to play. Autumn is a time for change for wildlife across the country. For many animals, autumn is a time for preparation for the colder months, and that means there’s plenty to see.

Get to Know Our Marine Life

Ever wondered what lives beneath the surface of the sea? The world’s oceans are home to thousands of magnificent sea creatures, each with their very own way of life.

Upcoming Road Closures

There are a couple of upcoming road closures in the Bristol City Centre area which may affect your journey to us. Please plan your route carefully and expect delays. We would advise using public transport where possible including Park and Ride facilities to minimise traffic on the roads during these times. Planned Protests – Saturday … Continued

Artists’ Delight

The artists who co-created an aquatic-themed Shaun the Sheep for the ‘Shaun in the City’ trail say they are delighted he’s taken up residence at Bristol Aquarium. Designers Jodie and David Partington, who work under the name of ‘Peskimo’, created their own version of Shaun called ‘Life Aquatic’, complete with jellyfish, whales, puffer fish, seahorses … Continued

Gromit visiting

An undersea-themed Gromit is to go on display at Bristol Aquarium on Monday, February 9th, following an epic journey from the other side of the world. ‘Jacques Gromit’, who was named after the legendary French diver and filmmaker Jacques Cousteau, was part of the Hong Kong version of the ‘Gromit Unleashed’ trail. It was inspired … Continued


Staff at Bristol Aquarium are being inundated with questions about the city newest star ‘Chris the crocodile’. The Harbourside attraction has been contacted throughout the day by people querying if they are missing a large reptile. Following a spate of alleged sightings and the posting of a number of purported photos of the crocodile online, … Continued

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