The Deep has achieved great successes culturing and displaying several species of jellyfish and has achieved a number of UK firsts.

To date The Deep has successfully displayed and cultured a number of different species, often providing them to other BIAZA aquariums to enhance their exhibits. 

We are the first UK aquarium to have successfully cultured the Black Sea Nettle, White Spotted jellyfish and Fried Egg jellyfish

Jellyfish have a complex life cycle and each stage requires special care. Culturing jellyfish is a very delicate and time consuming process. These incredibly delicate animals are very sensitive to environmental changes and require very specific food at different stages in their life cycle. They start life as a small disc called an ephyrae which is released from a tiny anemone like structure known as a polyp. All of our jellyfish are reared in special tanks called Kriesels, these provide the correct water movement for both swimming and feeding behaviours. 

As well as culturing the jellyfish we also have to culture their food. Jellyfish feed on microscopic animals called zooplankton. We culture our own zooplankton on a daily basis to allow us to give the jellies the best food available. 

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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 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

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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.

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