Visitor Safety Amid Coronavirus

With the lifting of restrictions we still advise visitors to be respectful and considerate when at the Aquarium. We have meticulously reviewed every part of the visitor journey and are keeping certain guidelines in place to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience with us.




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  • Do I have to wear a face covering?

As part of the updated COVID government regulations, face masks are required at all times during your visit to the Aquarium.

  • Do I have to book onto a date/time slot to visit?

We are not operating a pre-booking procedure, therefore visitors can come along whenever suits them.

Our Aquarium journey runs on a one way system, visitors are leaving as others are arriving making for a smooth queuing experience. We ask visitors to be patient as we appreciate you may need to queue for a little while, however our maximum wait times have been around 10 – 25 minutes on a wet weekend day. We have not turned any visitors away since re-opening.

  • What are your new opening times?

We are open 7 days per week.
Everyday: 10am-5pm, last entry at 4pm.

  • Is your cafe open?

Yes, the cafe is running as usual serving hot & cold food and drinks with seating that has been positioned to help visitors to respect each others personal space.

  • Will you still be running talks and feeds?

We will still be running some talks and feeds (subject to availability) throughout the day and have chosen the areas that are safest for visitors to be at a safe distance away from each other.

While we have worked hard to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience, we all need to consider and respect the safety of others. If you’re planning to visit Bristol Aquarium please take a moment to read through our customer charter below:

Please click here to read Bristol Aquarium’s updated COVID-19 Charter