Bristol Aquarium will be re-opening its doors from 17 May to welcome visitors once again with a host of changes and new additions to its collection.

General Manager, Fenia Vitali explained, “The team is so excited to re-open and welcome visitors back to Bristol Aquarium. They have been working so hard behind the scenes that it’ll be a very proud moment to see people enjoying the attraction once again!”

Visitors and members to Bristol Aquarium can expect to see the following changes:
•    A host of new native animals have been added such as Moon Jellyfish and a lobster
•    A brand new display of Garden Eels have been added to the Coral Seas area•    Three Cownose Rays have been added to the large, tropical display 

Mark Iwachiw, Zoological Manager commented, “The closure has seen our team here at the aquarium go through lots of ups and downs. The extremely saddening euthanasia of Gloria the Giant Pacific Octopus was the hardest, she has been missed so much by us all since her passing. 

“However, we have also experienced some really exciting things like re-theming tanks, getting some new species such as the Garden Eels added to our collection and seeing new baby seahorses being born! 

“Keeping all the pumps in good working order and maintaining good quality water in all our displays, as usual, has certainly kept us occupied but with all the little extra things we’ve completed we just can’t wait for visitors and members to admire our work!”

Bristol Aquarium is open daily 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm) and has full Covid-19 safety measures in place. To find out more information and to buy tickets online visit