Overlooking the Humber Estuary, The Deep is an education and conservation charity with an awe-inspiring aquarium in Hull.

As a member of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), The Deep provides inspiring formal and informal conservation education to a diverse audience. Providing the highest levels of animal care and welfare, The Deep contributes to breeding programmes and field conservation. Forging partnerships with key governing bodies, conservation organisations and other prominent zoos and aquariums, we are collectively working to make an impact in the protection of our oceans.

The Deep receives no on-going Government funding and is therefore totally dependent upon ticket sales and other revenue streams to cover operational costs and to carry out its education, conservation and research work.


Our Mission: 
"To create a deeper understanding and enjoyment of the world’s oceans and inspire positive change for their survival."
Our Mantra:
"For the oceans, for their future."
More Than Meets The Eye
Conservation & Research

Conservation is at the heart of everything we do at The Deep. It is because of our loyal visitors and supporters that we are able to carry out vital research and conservation work, both in-house, around the UK and right across the world.

Find out more about The Deep's 2022 - 2026 Conservation & Research Strategy below.


Our Achievements

Find an overview of The Deep's activities and achievements in our 'Year in Review' documents. 

Click on the tiles below to view each year's review: 

Positive Impacts on the City of Hull

The Deep is proud to have been a part of the amazing regeneration of Hull, and continues to contribute to the city's economic growth and development. From supporting city wide events, bringing business and visitors to the city, providing education, local employment and Crew development.

Read the report below to find out more about the positive impacts of The Deep on the City of Hull.

Our Partners & Supporters

The Deep is proud to work in conjunction with a number of partners and accredited bodies, both in the UK and across the world.