Our brand new VIP Deep Experience is here with lots of added extras! Thanks to your feedback, we have created an awesome new package for you to enjoy. 

This session is a morning with a difference for those with a love of the marine world. Get hands on and help The Deep crew care for our animals. All participants will get hands on behind the scenes with our team of experts and even get the chance to feed a grey reef shark.

Perfect for adults and youngsters (age 8 and above) this is an ideal taster for those looking at getting into a Marine Biology career of for those who simply have a passion for marine life. Our staff will guide you through the experience to ensure you get the most out of the day. You my even get lucky and bump into a diver or two, so keep your eyes peeled!

Experiences are available for 2, 3 or 4 people. Packages for 2 people cost £165, for 3 people £235 and for four people £305. One participant MUST be an adult if anyone under the age of 18 is taking part.

A full list of activities included is shown below.

The experience will start at 8:30am and finish around 12.00pm. Please be aware that you will be entering some small spaces. The use of steps is required to access some of the rooms and displays behind the scenes. Should you have any specific access needs, please do detail them on your booking form when prompted. You are then free to explore the aquarium at your own the leisure for the remainder of the day.

Please note that due to insurance purposes only the people participating in the VIP Experience will be allowed to enter the building prior to 10am. After this time any additional friends/family members are welcome to buy a ticket to enter the attraction, however they will not be able to join the participants until the end of their experience. 


All activities are subject to change if this becomes operationally necessary. We are unable to offer a refund should you cancel your Deep Experience with less than one month’s notice. Experiences must be booked at least 3 week prior to the date you wish to attend with full payment being required at the time of booking. 


I had to email to say a huge thank you to Adam and the brilliant team for such an amazing day that superseded our expectations. From start to finish it was truly special for Ella and up there as her best birthday celebration in her 11years (her words)!  Adam was so informative and patience with the girls, they took to him straight away and soaked in all his knowledge and really inspired the girls to learn more about marine life, they were fascinated.  Thank you so much for such a fab day that we’ll remember for a long time.
(Sam - February 2019)

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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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The Deep takes the safety and security of its staff and visitors seriously and continues to work with Counter Terrorism Police Officers to review security regimes on a regular basis.

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