The Deep

In a nutshell

Home to almost 3,500 fish including magnificent sharks, the UK’s only pair of Green sawfish and many more. A great day out in Hull for all the family.


Tower Street, Hull, East Yorkshire HU9 1TU

Contact details

Tel: 01482 381000

Web: www.thedeep.co.uk

Activity type

Animals, Indoor Activities, Science and Technology

Suitable for

Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s

Price guide


(based on family of 4)

The Deep details...

Put The Deep in East Yorkshire at the top of your list of places to go with the kids. Home to almost 3,500 fish including magnificent sharks, the UK’s only pair of Green sawfish and many more. Not forgetting an array of bugs, snakes and colony of Gentoo penguins!

Journey through the dramatic story of the world’s oceans – from tropical lagoons to the chillier northern climes. Enjoy a unique blend of aquaria mixed with interactive stations and information about the work that is carried out by The Deep as an education and conservation charity.

Catch some of the amazing daily highlights around the attraction – discover small creatures native to UK shores in a touchpool session, see the penguins having a snack in one of the twice-daily hand feeding sessions, and watch the divers feed their animals or check their environment is clean and safe during the dive show at 2pm.

Finish your visit by taking a walk through the underwater viewing tunnel, before riding in the famous glass lift through the 10 metre Endless Ocean exhibit.

Make sure to stop and admire the fabulous open-topped Lagoon of Light exhibit; showcasing life on the reef it features large mangrove trees, amazing corals, small sharks, stingrays and hundreds of tropical fish! You can also gain a fish eye’s view in our bubble heads. Don’t forget to meet Sensa and Mabouche, the Loggerhead sea turtles in Endless Oceans.

The Deep is open daily from 10am until 6pm (except 24th and 25th December), please note that the last entry is 5pm. You will find a great refreshment cafe where you can get a tasty choice of hot and cold meals and snacks to enjoy while you look out across the Humber Estuary. If you prefer to take your own picnic, there is a space allocated within The Deep where you can enjoy your own packed lunch.

Pay once and get FREE return visits for 12 months*, plus save 10% when you buy your tickets online! The Deep is easy to find, the iconic building is located just beside Hull’s  Marina. Car parking is plentiful in front of The Deep building.

*terms and conditions apply, please see the website for full details at https://www.thedeep.co.uk/plan-your-visit/day-plus-pass


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The Deep Competitions

The Deep – Family Competition

Open 15 Jun - 31 Aug

Win a family ticket to The Deep, Hull.

The Deep Events

Term Time Little Nippers Sessions at The Deep

Open 12th June 2018 - 18th December 2018

The Deep is a great place to go with your little ones when the older kids are back at school, join the Little Nippers' sessions on selected Tuesdays.

Help Marine Conservation’s September Beach Clean with The Deep

Open 22nd September 2018 - 22nd September 2018

Teach the kids to be respectful of the environment and join the beach clean at Hessle Foreshore with the Marine Conservation Society.

Monthly Tranquil Tuesdays at the Deep

Open 3rd July 2018 - 4th December 2018

A chance to visit The Deep when the lights and sounds are tailored to visitors who enjoy a more tranquil experience.

Junior Experience Days at The Deep – various dates available in 2018

Open 3rd February 2018 - 24th November 2018

The kids can learn so much from an experience day at The Deep so why not treat your budding zoologists to these hands-on sessions during 2018.

Shark Eggs on the Beach with The Deep

Open 28th July 2018 - 28th July 2018

Have you ever found a black shark egg case and wondered what it was?Join the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust to find them on Fraisthorpe Beach with The Deep.

3rd Floor Art Gallery: Nuno Vasco Rodrigues at The Deep

Open 1st January 2018 - 1st January 2019

See the amazing photography of artist Nuno Vasco Rodrigues whose special interest in fish ecology, research, conservation and education is displayed.

Quiet Day in September at The Deep

Open 12th September 2018 - 12th September 2018

Appreciate a calm and quiet environment on this planned Quiet Day at The Deep where you and your family can enjoy the marine life.

One To One Experiences at The Deep in Hull

Open 7th June 2018 - 31st December 2018

A one to one experience with the staff and animals at The Deep in Hull would be a truly amazing treat for adults and children over 8 years.

Summer Slime Time at The Deep!

Open 3rd July 2018 - 2nd September 2018

There's oceans of fab things to see and do at The Deep but this summer you can learn all about 'slime' and get your hands on some gooey stuff!

Home Educators Day at The Deep September 2018

Open 6th September 2018 - 6th September 2018

Home Educators will love the learning opportunity when they visit with the kids to discover the facts about 'Pole to Pole' and delve into the ice and snow.

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