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National Sea Life Centre
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The National SEA LIFE Centre on Bray’s seafront is swimming with fascinating marine and freshwater creatures, including Piranhas, Seahorses, and Ireland’s largest collection of Sharks.

2018 sees the Easter launch of "STARS OF THE SEAS", where you will be introduced to the fascinating world of Sea Stars! Join the 20th anniversary celebrations and be wowed by the collection of 1,000+ underwater animals, displayed in 25 amazing themed Displays (Lair of the Octopus, Carribean Cove and Tropical Shark name but a few!).

With regular talks and feeds throughout the day (your ticket is valid all day), a visit to National SEALIFE Bray gives an informative and entertaining introduction to life beneath the waves, as well as an awareness of ecological and conservational threats to our Oceans.

Highlights include:
  • An interactive Rockpool where you can hold a crab and touch a starfish
  • Regular talks and feeding demonstrations throughout the day
  • Children's soft play area
  • A range of exciting exhibits
  • You can join the campaign and help to save the whales!

Visitor Information

Open Year Round

April - October
Daily 10:00 - 18:00

November - March
Monday - Friday 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

Contact Details

The National Sea Life Centre,
Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

T:+353 (0) 1 286 6939

Closed: December 25 and 26

Last admission: 1 hour before closing

Approx. visit duration: 1 hour minimum


Admission Prices 2018

Adult: €12.75
Student: (15+): €11.75

Child: (3-14): €9.75
Child: (under 3): Free


Other Useful Information

All talks and interpretation are in English. Limited opportunities for pre-booked groups to get a tour in Irish, French or Italian (additional charges apply)

No on-site dining but there is a wide choice of cafés and restaurants adjacent to SEA LIFE.

Paid car and coach parking available in front of the Centre and along the seafront.

Ramp access is available into the Centre, and around the exhibits. However, 2 sets of stairs to exit the aquarium requires wheelchair users to double back and use the entrance as an exit. Consequently they advise that visiting during busy periods is not recommended. For further information please contact the Duty Manager on 01 286 6939. The Centre has toilet facilities for wheelchair usersheelchair.

Primary School programme:
Pupils can gain an insight into the Freshwater and Marine World by taking the Sea Life Tour - an enjoyable, educational and interactive visit.

For DPS Schools: The Centre’s DPSP incorporates a range of learning activities to stimulate science learning in the 8 to 12 year age group.


Map Location

By car:
Enter Bray, follow signs for the seafront/SEA LIFE. 

By train:
Just a 3 minute walk from Bray DART Station and a relaxing and scenic 30 minute train ride from Dublin City Centre.

By bus:
Take No 45, 84 or 145 from Dublin city centre to Bray Main Street and walk to the seafront.

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National Sea Life Centre



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