Bristol Aquarium welcomes a new General Manager

April 13, 2022

The Aquarium’s very own Simon Hubbard has been promoted to General Manager at Bristol Aquarium. Simon, who is known daily as Sunny, has worked for Bristol Aquarium for over seven years, starting as an Office Assistant back in 2015.

Sad Goodbye for Bristol Aquarium’s Octopus

April 13, 2022

Bristol Aquarium says a sad goodbye to Davey Jones, their much loved giant Pacific octopus. Davey Jones, or DJ as he was more commonly known was a fun, intelligent Octopus who was adored by anyone who met him.

Small Shark Species arrive at Bristol Aquarium

April 8, 2022

Bristol Aquarium is now home to two Arabian Carpetsharks (Chiloscyllium arabicum), one of the smallest species of reef sharks in the World! Currently a little over one year old, these young sharks measure just 50cm. They will grow to be a maximum of 80cm and reach full maturity at around 45-55cm in length.

Elated to be opening our doors once again!

May 12, 2021

On Monday 17th May, we will be re-opening our doors to welcome visitors and members once again! Following a turmoil start to 2021 with extended closures due to the coronavirus pandemic, we will be re-opening with lots of changes and new additions to our collection!

Bristol Aquarium’s Café and Shop Re-opening!

March 31, 2021

We are pleased to announce we’ll be opening our café and shop from 12th April! In line with government guidelines, the aquarium itself will remain closed, however we will be opening our café and shop as well as offering children’s birthday parties! Café and Shop The café and shop will be open everyday 10:30am – […]

Re-Opening Plans

March 2, 2021

Bristol Aquarium has experienced extended closure in line with the Government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic 2020/2021. Following the release of England’s ‘road map’ by the government, Bristol Aquarium are very pleased to say that in line with this plan we’re planning to re-open Monday 17th May. Plus, ahead of our full opening, on Monday […]

Bristol Aquarium Loans a Fever of Cownose Rays

February 10, 2021

A fever of three Cownose Rays (Rhinoptera bonasus) has been introduced to the tropical display at Bristol Aquarium. The female rays are on loan from the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, where they were captive bred, to grow in the city centre aquarium’s 350,000 litre tropical tank. Cownose Rays are named so because they have […]

What happens to fish during a lockdown?

January 26, 2021

From crabs to clownfish, all of the animals here at Bristol Aquarium are accustomed to having hundreds of visitors every week to watch and be admired by.

Bristol Aquarium Once Again Temporarily Closed

December 24, 2020

Bristol Aquarium must sadly close its doors again in response to Bristol being put back into tier3 on 26th December 2020 in a bid to reduce the number of Covid-19 cases across the country, and to ease pressures on the NHS.

Christmas Gift Ideas with Bristol Aquarium

November 9, 2020

Bristol Aquarium is home to thousands of marine-life from across the world’s waters; from brightly coloured tropical fish to the native species based right here on the UK shores. There is so much to discover, including a giant botanical house, teeming with a whole variety of interesting plants and trees. We’re all indoors and based […]