We suggest you allow at least 3 hours for your visit, which includes a workshop and entry into the attraction. If you wish to include lunch and a visit to our gift shop please add on extra time. Places cost £7 per pupil during peak periods (16 April - 31 July) and £6 per pupil at all other times. This price includes:

We encourage all schools to take advantage of the education package offered, and as an educational charity we subsidise this. Should you not wish to take part in a workshop and the other benefits of the education package, the cost will  increase to £7.50 per child with the same ratio of free adults.  We have limited bag storage areas and packed lunch spaces, so these are reserved for those on the package so cannot be guaranteed for other schools. 

How to Book

Please call the Education Team on 01482 381000 (option 3), fill in our online form or email to check availability and book your visit.

School Trip Enquiry Form

Please have the following details to hand:

The Education Team will email a booking form for you to complete and return. Once we have received this, you will be sent a letter confirming your visit with costs and an itinerary.

Special Educational Needs

Our qualified Learning Centre staff are available to discuss the most appropriate learning sessions for special needs groups. It is possible, with sufficient notice, to modify most learning sessions to meet individual requirements. 

To help prepare your students for their visit why not download our fantastic new social story 'A day at The Deep: preparing for your visit' guide here'. Designed to help visitors plan and make the most of their visit with us, it's great for those students who might need a little extra help!

The Deep Shop

A wide variety of marine themed gifts are available from our 'Deepartment Store' with items from as little as 25p. For schools wishing to bypass the shop we can arrange goody bags - 2 options at £2.70 or £3.50, Deep themed jigsaw puzzles for £1.50, small penguin cuddly toys for £3.15, activity sticker books for £3 or shark grabbers at £2. Please order these before your visit. 


Payment must be made in full no later than the day of your visit by cash, cheque, credit card or bank transfer. Please make all cheques payable to Running Deep Ltd (you will be charged for the number of pupils and paying adults who arrive on the day, minimum cost for a workshop is £72). Invoices can be produced by special request and must be settled no later than the day of your visit.

Risk Assessment

We conduct our own risk assessments and provide guidance for teachers visiting us. View The Deep's risk assessment.

View the new guidance issued by the Department for Education in regards to health and safety on school trips.

Teacher Preview Visits

In order to make the most of your school visit we recommend that you take advantage of one of our teacher preview visits to familiarise yourself with the exhibits and our facilities. A letter from your Head Teacher on school headed paper, confirming that you wish to carry out a preview visit/risk assessment for your school, is needed. Present this at the reception and they will issue a complimentary ticket (one teacher per class visiting).

Reflective Vests

Recent research has shown that the reflective strips on fluorescent vests can change the way in which our animals behave. In order to avoid any potential problems we would like you to assist us by either:

The Lunchbox Challenge

The Deep is an environmental charity and as such we ask schools to help us consider the environment when visiting. Where possible, please ensure that students:

Thank you for your support.

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 £12.15 £13.50
Child (aged 3 to 15) £10.35 £11.50
Children under 3 FREE FREE
Student* £11.25 £12.50
Senior (60+) £11.25 £12.50
Family of 4 (max 2 adults) £40.50 £45.00
Family of 5 (max 2 adults) £49.05 £54.50
Essential carer FREE FREE

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

Code of Conduct

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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. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/stay-safe-film https://www.mi5.gov.uk/what-you-can-do

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