PLEASE NOTE - All of our work experience placements for 2017 are now full. Details about future dates are below.

We offer one week placements within term-time in the attraction and all year round with the aquarists.  The Deep receives many enquiries from students regarding work experience and most placements are booked at least 6 months in advance.  Students may spend one week in one of the following areas:

The Deep – working in 6 departments within the building, with a 30 minute tour of the aquarist’s quarantine area. Suitable for those aged 15 and over.
The Deep –  a week with the aquarists only (over 18 years old and studying a marine related course)
The Deep’s education department – for those over 16 considering a teaching career or for those currently studying to become a teacher and are looking for ‘Learning outside the classroom’ experience.


This work placement is suitable for students in year 10 and over. During the placement students will spend time in the gift shop, reception, cafe, education department welcoming school groups, guiding within the exhibition, the offices and will have the opportunity to be shown behind-the-scenes of our husbandry department.

During the academic year 2016/2017 there is little availability, with many students having reserved a week for their experience well in advance.   


For students over 18, who have left school/college and are studying or planning to study marine biology, veterinary science, animal management and similar. These students may be eligible to spend a week within our aquarist department. Please email us for more information.


An annual risk assessment is carried out on behalf of schools by the Humber Education Business Partnership and they have ruled out a list of 'no go' activities within The Deep for all students aged 18 or under including working with the aquarists 'wet side’. We regret that individual risk assessments by individual schools and colleges is not allowed.


A generic student pack is available, covering many aspects of the running and management of The Deep including a small amount of financial information. There is a marketing strategy included in the pack, plus information about the animals and their husbandry. Unfortunately no further information is available outside the pack contents. If you would like a copy emailing to you please email us.


The Deep produces an education pack for upper secondary school teachers and pupils who are teaching/studying AS and A Level Science. The unit studied is called 'Investigating science at work'. A taught classroom session on this unit is available at The Deep including a visit to the exhibition and a behind-the-scenes tour of the plant room where the water treatment process is discussed. Please email us for more information.


For further information about working with animals, or for opportunities in the travel and tourism industry please check out the following websites which will assist with career information, further education and jobs.

We are now taking expressions of interest for the 2017/18 academic year, and currently have the following dates available:

25-29 September
2-6 October
9-13 October
16-20 October
23-27 October
13-17 November
20-27 November

8-12 January
15-19 January
22-26 January
29 January - 2 February
5-9 February
19-23 February
16-20 April
23-27 April
30 April - 4 May
7-11 May
14-18 May
21-25 May 


To enquire about our placements further, please contact:

Susan Hornby                                  
Head of Education


Plan your visit

Opening Times

  • Open daily from 10am until 6pm
  • Last admission is at 5pm, although we recommended you to arrive no later than 4pm
  • We are closed on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
  • The Deep’s peak times are between 11am – 2pm, should you prefer a quieter environment please visit outside these times.
  • Car parking is available at a cost of £3 for six hours

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 £11.25 £12.50
Child (aged 3 to 15) £9.45 £10.50
Children under 3 FREE FREE
Student* £10.35 £11.50
Senior (60+) £10.35 £11.50
Family of 4 (max 2 adults) £36.90 £41.00
Family of 5 (max 2 adults) £44.55 £49.50
Essential carer FREE FREE

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

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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.

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


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