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The Deep

Located in Hull, East Yorkshire, The Deep is one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world. We are home to over 3,500 fish including Green sawfish, spectacular sharks and rays; not forgetting our snakes, bugs and colony of Gentoo penguins!

Situated just a 5 minute walk from Hull Marina and a short stroll to the City Centre, The Deep is in the perfect location for visitors to enjoy the City of Hull and all it has to offer as City of Culture for 2017, making it part of a fabulous day out for al

Let us take you on a journey of the seas - travel through the story of the world's oceans from warm tropical lagoons to the icy cold Antarctic seas. Enjoy the fun and educational interactive and audio-visual presentations which make it a fun filled family day out for all ages.

Take a walk through our underwater tunnel to admire the stunning marine life swimming right above you, before taking a ride in our glass lift through the 10m Endless Oceans exhibit. Keep your eyes peeled for a sneak peek behind the scenes!

The Deep is an environmental and conservation charity, not for profit and is dedicated to increasing the knowledge and understanding of the world's oceans through its participation in vital research and conservation schemes around the world.

Meet our newest additions, Sensa and Mabouche, the Loggerhead sea turtles. Watch as the explore their new home in the Endless Ocean exhibit.

Enjoy our new look Lagoon of Light display complete with colourful new corals, mangrove trees and an a wide array of tropical fish (including some brand new species)

*please visit for further information on dates and times.

There are a host of activities happening at The Deep every single day to enhance your enjoyment and knowledge of our residents. These include:

  • Touch pool sessions: get hands on with inhabitants of our local shores at Dylan’s Discovery Corner
  • Daily dive presentations: Watch the divers feed the majestic sharks, rays and sawfish in Endless Oceans (Mon, Wed & Fri with cleaning dives Tue, Thurs), Lagoon of Light dive (Sat) and Amazon Flooded Forest on Sundays at 2pm.
  • Penguin feeds twice daily: Here you can also learn about the threats to their habitat, issues surrounding climate change and ocean acidification as well as animal biology and food chains.

During the school holidays we also offer additional activities which can include themed crafts and trails around the attraction. Please see our website for the most up to date information.

We now offer the Day Plus Pass which allows FREE return visits to The Deep for 12 months, which is included in the normal price of a standard ticket. See our website for T&C's

Food & Drink

situated on the 3rd floor, with great views over the Humber, Castaways Café is open from 10am to 5.30pm every day (except 24th and 25th December when The Deep is closed). Offering hot breakfasts (until 11.30am), a range of hot meals and salads (until 3pm), plus snacks, cakes, sandwiches and hot and cold drinks. Children's meals and special dietary requirements are all catered for. Tables that have been raised for easier wheelchair access are also available within this café. There is a baby feeding station located in this café with bottle and food warming facilities. You don't need an entry ticket to visit the café.

In peak times, a snack bar serving light bites is available halfway round the attraction, where there is also a picnic area for visitors to bring their own food.

Half Way cafe
Open during peak periods the Halfway Café is located in the exhibition (next to the Cool Seas). It serves a variety of sandwiches, hot and cold snacks and drinks.

Picnic areas
Picnic benches are located outside of the visitor attraction and a small picnic place area in the exhibition (next to Cool Seas). We cannot guarantee you will always find a table as this area may be used by school parties. We offer a baby warming station in this area.

Two Rivers Restaurant
The Deep is home to the superb Two Rivers restaurant. Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 7pm, dine with the sharks and experience spectacular views all around whilst enjoying a freshly prepared menu sourced from locally produced ingredients. Guests can enjoy a two or three course meal from a modern and contemporary menu created with local produce.

We also offer an exclusive private dining experiences in our glass viewing tunnel; find out more on the website.

Booking is essential for restaurant – call us 01482 382883 or email

Access for all

We are proud to be able to offer a fantastic and accessible day out for all, and have many facilities in place to ensure that all of visitors enjoy their time with us. These are all available to view on our website.

Prices* are as follows:
                                       On the day               Buy online
Adult                                 £12.50                     £11.25
Child (Aged 3-15)             £10.50                     £9.45
Children under                  FREE                       FREE
Student (In full time education, valid NUS card or proof of age required)                             £11.50                         £10.35
Senior (60+)                       £11.50                    £10.35
Family of 4 (maximum of 2 adults)            
                                           £41.00                    £36.90
Family of 5                         £49.50                    £44.55

Tickets can be purchased online at Alternatively, they can be bought on arrival. *Prices correct as of February 2017

Opening Times

The Deep is open from 10am to 6pm daily (last entry 5pm) closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


The Deep, Tower St, Hull, HU1 4DP

52.7 miles     01482 381000    

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