Conservation & Research

As an education and conservation charity, The Deep’s mission is to “To create a deeper understanding and enjoyment of the world’s oceans and inspire positive change for their survival.”

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 high 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 working to make an impact in the protection of our oceans.

Each year the aquarium grows in both popularity and reputation; as a visitor attraction and centre for environmental excellence.

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


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.

The Deep has produced a video to solidify its mission and purpose for being, what we are truly about. We are more than just a tourist attraction. Put simply, we are "for the oceans, for their future".


Our achievements

Find a overview of The Deep's activities and achievments in our 'Year in Review' documents: 


Our Partners

The Deep is proud to be partnered and working with the following organisations:

Plan your visit

Opening Times

The Deep is open daily from 10am – 6pm Monday - Friday and 9am - 6pm weekends & school holidays (last entry 5pm)

Car parking is available at a cost of £3 for six hours. It can become full during school holidays – alternative car parks can be found here.

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Ticket Prices

Type of ticket Online
Adult £17.75
Child (3 - 15) £14.00
Under 3s/Essential carers FREE
Student*/Senior £16.75

* Students must provide a valid NUS card or proof of age is required for school/sixth form students

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Please use Tower Street or HU9 1TU when using a Sat Nav – this will take you to nearest main road to The Deep.

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