Brighton Sea Life Centre to re-open in May

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Brighton Sea Life Centre is scheduled to re-open its doors next month.

The tourist attraction in Sussex has undergone a £2m refurbishment and plans to re-open in time to mark its 140th anniversary.

The aquarium features Victorian carvings and architecture in its arcade dating back to when it first opened in 1872, and specialist stonemasons have been working to restore these following the closure of the centre in October last year.

It re-opens on May 13 with new attractions for 2012.

Visitors will now be able to go behind the scenes and see the filtration and water quality systems, breeding and research facilities, along with the food preparation room – none of which were previously open to the public – for a small charge.

There's also the chance to discover jellyfish in the new 'Jellyfish Disco', where visitors can marvel at the infinite colours, graceful motion and ghost-like forms of these amazing creatures.

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