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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.

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.

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