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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's Jake Graham undertaking fishy stock take (1900x1425)

Aquarium crabs prove prickly customers

August 12, 2014

A septet of spiky spider crabs has gone on display at Bristol Aquarium. The impressive-looking crustaceans were transferred to the Harbourside wildlife attraction from their sister Blue Reef Aquarium in Portsmouth. The crabs have taken up residence in one of the aquarium’s native coastal-themed displays and will also play a part in daily rockpool encounter […]

Award-winning designer to create ‘C-Shed’ café

July 28, 2014

Bristol Aquarium has enlisted the help of an award-winning designer to create their new ‘C-Shed’ Café. The Harbourside attraction has been working with Bristol-based Joe Ravenhill of Ravenhill Design to build the new interactive, themed café area. The new café has a nautical theme with a central pirate-ship hub which features a ‘C-Monster’ kids activity […]

Blooming surprise as fruit salad tree flowers at aquarium

July 19, 2014

A fruit salad tree has unexpectedly started flowering at Bristol Aquarium for the first time in more than four years. The tree, which is native to the tropical rainforests of southern Mexico and south to Colombia, began flowering last week and it is hoped will continue to produce new flowers for several weeks more. As […]

Marketing Manager swaps palace for plaice

July 8, 2014

Bristol Aquarium has appointed a new Sales and Marketing Manager as part of its ongoing development plans. Postgraduate Sarah Moore has more than 10 year’s experience working within both the third sector and leisure and tourism industries. Her most recent role was as marketing manager at the Bishop’s Palace in Wells, Somerset. She has also […]

Fin-tastic Fishy Photo Competition!

July 3, 2014

AQUARIUM INVITES VISITORS TO CATCH FISH ON CAMERA We’ve launched a digital photographic competition to mark National Camera Day which took place on Sunday, June 29th.   We are inviting all our visitors to submit their best digital images taken at the aquarium with prizes on offer for the winners.   The ‘Fin-tastic Fishy Photo’ competition will […]

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