Not so fantastic plastic!

2017 saw the beginnings of a pivotal step in combatting the amount of plastics we use right here at The Deep, tackling many front line departments including the cafe, evening restaurant and shop. 

All single use water bottles were replaced with cans and/or boxes. Food packaging, single use coffee cups and straws were swapped out for a revolutionary product called Vegware – a fully compostable plant based plastic mimic. It looks like plastic and works like plastic, but is fully compostable meaning used containers can be broken down and returned to the soil. 

Following the success of eradicating nearly all single use plastic bottles from the aquarium, 2018 saw a further movement to eliminate plastic straws across the city of Hull. In conjunction with local media outlets, The Deep is championing the ‘Straws on the Doors’ campaign, encouraging local business, bars and restaurants to switch to the more environmentally friendly paper, metal or Vegware straws - or stop providing straws to their customers altogether.

In addition, we have also taken steps in our on-site shop 'The Deep-artment Store', where we have worked with suplliers to reduce the amount of plastic items in the shop, as well as ridding items of uncessary plastic packaging. We have also joined forces with aquariums across Europe in a bid to combat litter.

These moves aim to educate customers and businesses alike on the damage they cause in our oceans. In the last ten years alone, we have produced more plastic waste than the whole of the last century with 50% of all plastic having been used just once and then thrown away. 

See what you can do to protect our oceans from the impact of plastics - here are our Top 10 tips to go plastic free


The Deep, Hull

Key Information

  • By 2050, it is expected that there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans. 
  • It can take up to 1,000 years for plastic to degrade.

Plan your visit

Opening Times

  • Open daily from 10am until 6pm. We are closed on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
  • Last admission is at 5pm, although we recommended you to arrive no later than 4pm
  • The Deep’s peak times are between 11am – 2pm, should you prefer a quieter environment please visit outside these times.
  • Car parking is available costing £3 for six hours. It can become full during school holidays. Alternative car parks can be found here

The Deep Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP

01482 381000 Any questions?

SAT NAV (HU9 1TU) this will take you to Tower Street, Hull, the nearest main road to The Deep.

Ticket Prices

Type of ticket Online On the day
Adult £12.60 £14.00
Child (aged 3 to 15) £9.90 £11.00
Children under 3 FREE FREE
Student* £11.70 £13.00
Senior (60+) £11.70 £13.00
Essential carer FREE FREE

* in full time education, valid NUS, University card or proof of age is required for school and Sixth form students.

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Safety Update

The Deep takes the safety and security of its staff and visitors seriously and continue to work with Counter Terrorism Police Officers to review security regimes on a regular basis. Whilst the details of such plans cannot be shared we have in place measures to respond to changes in the threat levels for international terrorism. In light of recent events the security within the building and external spaces has been reviewed.

For the safety and reassurance of visitors, The Deep reserves the right to carry out random bag searches at reception. To avoid delays, please avoid bringing large bags and rucksacks.

As per Government guidelines more information on how to play your part can be found on line.

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