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.

Experience the new exhibits for 2017. Meet the newest additions, Senza and Mabouche, the Loggerhead sea turtles; make sure you stop and admire the fabulous new-look Lagoon exhibit following a £500,000 refurbishment – it features large mangrove trees amazing new corals and hundreds of tropical fish!

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 Events

Term Time Little Nippers Sessions at The Deep

Open 27th February 2018 - 20th March 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.

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.

Third Floor Art Gallery: Nuno Vasco Ridrigues

Open 1st March 2018 - 31st March 2018

Stunning photographic images by the Portuguese artist and curator will be on display at The Deep in March.

Egg-cellent Fun at The Deep this Easter

Open 24th March 2018 - 15th April 2018

Easter fun for all the family with a egg-citing trail, crafts and opportunities to check out some eggs from sharks, turtles and penguins.

Shark Eggs on the Beach with The Deep

Open 24th March 2018 - 24th March 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.

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