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)

Christmas gifts for all

December 2, 2016

Struggling to find that perfect gift? Treat your friends and family to a memorable time at Bristol Aquarium. Plus there are loads of other festive marine-themed gifts for sale in the aquarium’s gift shop with presents to suit all budgets. More than 40 naturally-themed displays reveal the sheer variety of life in the deep. Bristol Aquarium […]


December 1, 2016

Aquarists at Bristol Aquarium have been hard at work creating some special marine-themed mince pies for their fishy residents. Staff at the Harbourside attraction devised their own version of the Christmas favourites which have been going down a treat with a variety of aquatic inhabitants. Among those enjoying the traditional yuletide treats were an appropriately […]


November 25, 2016

A severed spiny starfish leg is growing itself a new body at Bristol Aquarium. Aquarists discovered the detached leg in one of the Harbourside attraction’s native marine displays. Noticing it had part of its central disc attached, they decided to leave it in the display alongside the remaining four-legged starfish. Displays Supervisor Olivia Orchart said: […]

Aquarium Developments

November 15, 2016

Winter Maintenance Work at Bristol Aquarium *We are pleased to announce this work has now been completed, to read about the project and see pictures please click here!* We are embarking on some major renovation work to our large native marine display over the winter. The work is part of our ongoing improvement programme for […]

Walking Shark Ambles into Bristol Aquarium

November 14, 2016

A bizarre species of tropical ‘walking’ shark has arrived at Bristol Aquarium. The epaulette shark gets its name from the dark spots on its fins which resemble the ornamental shoulder patches on a military uniform. It can grow up to a metre in length and can survive in shallow tropical waters of only a few […]