The Humber Estuary is the second-largest coastal plain estuary in the UK, and the largest coastal plain estuary on the east coast of Britain. The Estuary supports a rich variety of habitats and species and is recognised as one of the most important estuaries in Europe for birds, with the number of birds on the estuary rising to over 140,000 during the winter months. The estuary’s important habitats and species are the reason it has been given a number of nature conservation designations under UK, European and International law.

Recycled Art Competition

The Humber Waste Alliance ‘Recycled Art Competition’ is running from January 1st until March 4th 2022.

Schools and community groups in Hull, East Riding, North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire are invited to create a 2D/3D sculpture or collage of birds, animals and plankton which can be found in the Humber Estuary using only recyclable plastics and cardboard. 


See below for some of the species which can be found in the Humber Estuary:

Humber Animals


How to Enter

The entries will be judged by 3 local judges:

The Top 5 entries in each age category will then be displayed in a ‘free to visit’ exhibit at The Deep during the Easter Holidays (2nd - 24th April 2022). Please note that the sculptures must be able to be dropped off at The Deep. Visitors of the exhibition will then vote for their favourite piece of artwork by placing a bottle cap in the appropriate tube. At the end of the Easter holidays the caps will be counted and the winning sculptures from each age category announced.

The winning artists will receive a group visit to The Deep (maximum 30 people, date and time subject to availability), along with a Humber Waste Alliance goody bag.

Terms & Conditions Apply.

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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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