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  • Wednesday : 10:00AM - 05:00 PM
  • Thursday : 10:00AM - 05:00 PM
  • Friday : 10:00AM - 05:00 PM
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  • Sunday : 10:00AM - 05:00 PM
  • Monday : 10:00AM - 05:00 PM
  • Tuesday : 10:00AM - 05:00 PM

Looking for a unique venue on Bristol’s Harbourside? Bristol Aquarium offers a variety of settings for your event. A unique setting with thousands of marine life and exotic plants too! 

Take a look at our Events Brochure here!

Aquarium Displays and Foyer

Host a drinks reception in the Bristol Aquarium and marvel at a wide variety of fish species and tropical gardens. Continue the party in the atmospheric foyer space under the canopied ceiling.

Perfect for – drink receptions, networking and parties.

Capacity: 250 standing. 


Turing Room

This spacious purpose built meeting room has natural light and a dedicated lobby area for registration or refreshments. With in-built AV it’s a convenient option for your booking.

Perfect for – workshops, meetings, away days and presentations.

Capacity: 50 Theatre, 40 Cabaret, 30 Boardroom.



Formally home to an IMAX cinema this large auditorium retains the original IMAX sound system for an immersive audio experience! The auditorium comes equipped with a cinema grade projector and can be used to screen films and documentaries. The theatre has tiered seating for 300 people with a small stage area at the front which has a connection to our PA system for presenting.

Perfect for – presentations, lectures, film screenings and conferences.

Capacity: 300 Theatre

Accessibility Statement

Our function rooms on 2nd and 3rd floor, as well as the Auditorium is accessible via lift.
We have space for around 10-15 wheelchair users behind the top row of the Auditorium with no restricted viewing.


Aquarium Experiences

Guided tours are available to book for groups of up to 15, at £80 per tour of the Aquarium. Tours last around 1 hour. Welcome drinks (prosecco, beer, cider, wine, or non-alcoholic drink) are available to be pre-ordered at £4.50 per person.

Enjoy private after-hours access to the Aquarium at £25 per head. After hours tours are available dependant on availability, please ask us about available dates in your enquiry email.

For enquiries or more information please contact our friendly team on [email protected]  We look forward to welcoming you and your guests!

See our Venue Hire Brochure below!

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