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We hope you enjoy reading about Bristol Aquarium news, display updates and behind-the-scenes stories. For more information on a particular news story please contact the aquarium office on 0117 929 8929.

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 – […]

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