The Deep

Suitable for 6 months and above


Open today from 1000 until 1800

BOOK TICKETS HERE

We Are Open!

We are so happy to be welcoming all our visitors back to Hull’s amazing aquarium and enjoy a fin-tastic day. With over 5000 animals, including spectacular sharks and rays, the UK’s only Green sawfish, hundreds of tropical fish, Loggerhead sea turtles and a colony of Gentoo penguins, there's something for everyone.


The Deep crew have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure government guidelines are adhered to, offering a safe and clean environment for visitors to enjoy. Noticeable changes will include new opening times of 9am- 6pm (last entry 5pm) on weekends and school holidays (10am - 6pm Monday - Friday during term time), directional signage, hand sanitising stations and timed ticket slots which will require pre-booking on-line.

Find out more about our safety measures, what a visit with us will look like and how to book your timeslot and tickets at www.thedeep.co.uk

Have you ever wondered how a shark works? Dive into The Deep this summer (23rd July – 4th September) and find out exactly that!

Have you ever wondered how a shark works? Dive into The Deep this summer (23rd July – 4th September) and find out exactly that!

Join our crew as we journey through the toothy jaws of sharks and discover jaw'some facts through hands on activities.

Explore the mouth of a shark and find out some of the strangest objects which have been found in a shark’s stomach and learn why a shark doesn’t sink!

Take part in our fin’tastic shark workshop and uncover the mysteries of this charismatic animal and what we can do to help protect this magnificent species.

The Shark Summer event is included in standard ticket entry, no additional booking is required. Prebooking is essential for all visits.

'Sea' you soon!

The Deep is not like any other aquarium, it is on another scale! It is one of our favourite places to visit with the children, especially on a rainy day. If you buy tickets you can then come back free for the next twelve months-absolute bargain! Even though we are regular visitors there is always something different to see, whether it be penguin eggs in their nest, a save the turtle activity or a new exhibit even. When the children were younger they loved just looking at the fish and penguins and other animals, but as they are getting older we keep picking up more and more from the displays so you can really appreciate the Deep at all ages. The Deep is on various levels that wind around the large central Endless Ocean tank which you can view at various points on your way round. There is also the large and colourful Lagoon of Light, you can get right up to the windows into these tanks and enjoy just watching the fish close up. Other areas include the Cool Seas with the beautiful jellyfish, the bugs, the ice walls and of course the penguins. The penguins are great fun and they are so fast jumping in and out the water and swimming it is hard to keep up! There are regular feeding sessions and talks which are great to watch and rockpooling sessions too. The Deep Crew are incredibly knowledgeable, full of fascinating facts and helpful, they will happily answer any questions you have about the fish and animals! At the end of the walk round there is a lift that takes you up alongside the Main tank or you can take the stairs, our preferred route where you can get so close to the main tank. We all have favourites, my daughter the sawfish, my son the sharks and mine are the turtles. There is a cafe at the end that sells hot and cold food and their new home cooked scones are amazing! There is also a picnic area/cafe beside the Cold Sea exhibit. It can get busy on poor weather days due to it being inside, either be early or late to avoid the queues to get in. They have a Tranquil Tuesday which we have visited during when it is not quite so dark and there is less music and noise. We always know we are going to have a great day out when we visit The Deep!

Recommended by Emma with children ages 2 and 4 - Mon Nov 18 2019

Activity Type

  • Museums and cultural activities
  • Indoor activities
  • Suitable for Additional Needs

Directions

Address: Tower Street, Hull, Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom, HU1 4DP

Get in touch

Telephone: 01482 381000

Website: https://www.thedeep.co.uk/

Opening Hours

  • Monday 1000 - 1800
  • Tuesday 1000 - 1800
  • Wednesday 1000 - 1800
  • Thursday 1000 - 1800
  • Friday 1000 - 1800
  • Saturday 0900 - 1800
  • Sunday 0900 - 1800

Price

  • Adult £17.75
  • Child £14.00
  • Senior £16.75

Infants and Carers are Free of Charge.

Seniors) / Students ( NUS) - £16.75

All tickets bought online or on the door include FREE return visits for you and your party for 12 months with the Day Plus Pass. Our reception team will set this up for you on arrival (you will need to give us your name, address and postcode and have a photograph taken for your record). 

Facilities

  • Good food for parents
  • Double pram friendly
  • Suitable for twins/multiples
  • Pram/Wheelchair accessible
  • Has a childrens menu
  • Baby changing available

Reviews

There are 7 reviews for "The Deep"

Recommended by Emma with children ages 2 and 4 on Mon Nov 18 2019

The Deep is not like any other aquarium, it is on another scale! It is one of our favourite places to visit with the children, especially on a rainy day. If you buy tickets you can then come back free for the next twelve months-absolute bargain! Even though we are regular visitors there is always something different to see, whether it be penguin eggs in their nest, a save the turtle activity or a new exhibit even. When the children were younger they loved just looking at the fish and penguins and other animals, but as they are getting older we keep picking up more and more from the displays so you can really appreciate the Deep at all ages. The Deep is on various levels that wind around the large central Endless Ocean tank which you can view at various points on your way round. There is also the large and colourful Lagoon of Light, you can get right up to the windows into these tanks and enjoy just watching the fish close up. Other areas include the Cool Seas with the beautiful jellyfish, the bugs, the ice walls and of course the penguins. The penguins are great fun and they are so fast jumping in and out the water and swimming it is hard to keep up! There are regular feeding sessions and talks which are great to watch and rockpooling sessions too. The Deep Crew are incredibly knowledgeable, full of fascinating facts and helpful, they will happily answer any questions you have about the fish and animals! At the end of the walk round there is a lift that takes you up alongside the Main tank or you can take the stairs, our preferred route where you can get so close to the main tank. We all have favourites, my daughter the sawfish, my son the sharks and mine are the turtles. There is a cafe at the end that sells hot and cold food and their new home cooked scones are amazing! There is also a picnic area/cafe beside the Cold Sea exhibit. It can get busy on poor weather days due to it being inside, either be early or late to avoid the queues to get in. They have a Tranquil Tuesday which we have visited during when it is not quite so dark and there is less music and noise. We always know we are going to have a great day out when we visit The Deep!

Recommended by Emma with children ages 2 and 4 on Mon Nov 18 2019

The Deep is not like any other aquarium, it is on another scale! It is one of our favourite places to visit with the children, especially on a rainy day. If you buy tickets you can then come back free for the next twelve months-absolute bargain! Even though we are regular visitors there is always something different to see, whether it be penguin eggs in their nest, a save the turtle activity or a new exhibit even. When the children were younger they loved just looking at the fish and penguins and other animals, but as they are getting older we keep picking up more and more from the displays so you can really appreciate the Deep at all ages. The Deep is on various levels that wind around the large central Endless Ocean tank which you can view at various points on your way round. There is also the large and colourful Lagoon of Light, you can get right up to the windows into these tanks and enjoy just watching the fish close up. Other areas include the Cool Seas with the beautiful jellyfish, the bugs, the ice walls and of course the penguins. The penguins are great fun and they are so fast jumping in and out the water and swimming it is hard to keep up! There are regular feeding sessions and talks which are great to watch and rockpooling sessions too. The Deep Crew are incredibly knowledgeable, full of fascinating facts and helpful, they will happily answer any questions you have about the fish and animals! At the end of the visit there is a lift that takes you up alongside the Main tank or you can take the stairs, our preferred route where you can get so close to the main tank. We all have favourites, my daughter the sawfish, my son the sharks and mine are the turtles. Tou can go round as many times as you like during your visit too! There is a cafe at the end that sells hot and cold food and their new home cooked scones are amazing! There is also a picnic area/cafe beside the Cold Sea exhibit. It can get busy on poor weather days due to it being inside, either be early or late to avoid the queues to get in. They have a Tranquil Tuesday which we have visited during when it is not quite so dark and there is less music and noise. We always know we are going to have a great day out when we visit The Deep!

Recommended by Amy James with children age 2 on Sun Oct 27 2019

We visited the deep for my daughters second birthday this week. She loved it and it was so nice to take her again now she’s a bit older. She was saying hello to all the fish and saying nemo and dory. It’s perfect for all different ages as there are lots of interactive bits to do and was even a place you could do crafts for a small charge. There’s a big cafe which wasn’t expensive either or a place where you can take your own picnic. The staff were all very friendly and made a fuss of my daughter with it being her birthday. The exhibits are great and it’s amazing to see all the animals. The penguins are fab! The only thing I was say needs a bit of a re look at is you have to queue outside and it was raining which isn’t great when you’ve got little ones! It was a really good day and you get a ticket to re visit all year which I think is great value for money! Also if you book online before you go it’s cheaper.

Recommended by Becs Coles with children ages 12 and 10 on Thu Oct 17 2019

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Recommended by Hannah Quayle on Wed Jul 24 2019

Absolutely one of our favourite days out! We visited last Sunday, which was one of the first Turtle-Y awesome days as part of their summer event. We learnt so much about the turtles from the turtle hospital talk, about how the turtles are becoming endangered due to human behaviour and global warming. We learnt that we can help turtles through reducing plastic waste, less washing (yay mums) and less journeys in the car. The lady and gent running the presentation tried to get all the kids involved, getting them up and all were having a blast. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it! I was however a little disappointed to not see many turtles at The Deep. We just saw one turtle in the lift back to the entrance. It was also very busy, which is to be expectd. It was a great day, educational and such a fun day out. Seeing the baby penguin was a highlight of the day. My 13 month old son was amazed by all the underwater friends.

The cafe was affordable and very nice portion sizes (I would have liked to see more options inside the cafe, for vegetarians, vegans and allergies). Baby changing was fab and in both male and female toilets which is a bonus for dads visiting alone with the kids! Pram & wheelchair friendly! They have an amazing quiet room suitable to change older children or the disabled and have even won an award for it!

We would definitely recommend  The Deep to anyone! Go and enjoy a Turtle-Y awesome summer! Thank you the deep ~ the Quayle family 🐧🦑🦀

Recommended by Sarah with children ages 6 and 2 on Wed Jul 17 2019

Thoroughly enjoyable day out. We find days out tricky as we have sensory challenges and food allergies to deal with but everything was thoughtfully taken care of. The receptionist picked up on our extra requirements and was very knowledgeable about how to help us. Also the cafe is set out with the allergy info on all menus so it is easy to work out what is suitable or not.

Recommended by Chloé Angel on Fri May 10 2019

Great day out! Fun for all the family. Lots of fish to see and close up encounters. I would say if you are going with a younger child to take a pushchair as it is dark throughout. Lovely little cafe at the top that overlooks hull, nice food reasonable prices.

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