20th November 2017

The Deep Business Centre and visitor attraction are stepping up their efforts to make Christmas more comfortable for the city’s homeless community by naming Hull Homeless Outreach as the 2017 charity. This begins with a coffee morning fundraiser on Monday 4 December as well as a collection for vital food and drink items.   

Both staff and tenants alike from the Business Centre and Visitor Attraction will be collecting vital items and we would be grateful for any donations. It's simple things that many of you will have lying around at home such as sugar, long life milk, rice, pasta, tinned vegetables, tuna, crisps, small bottles of water, cordial and for a bit of Christmas cheer.... mince pies and small selection boxes. Please be aware that the centre is cooking meals in bulk, so our collection is based around what they need. 

We will also be holding a coffee morning on Monday 4 December from 10am - 2pm at The Deep Business Centre. This is open to anyone in the area who would like to call in. Please do feel free to bring along any cakes to sell if you are able. 

Finally, we will also be collecting items for Hull Homeless Outreachs' Christmas boxes, so any donations of the following would be fantastic:

  • Gloves
  • Socks
  • Hats and scarves
  • Used clothing such a jeans, jumpers, coats
  • Sleeping bags or quilts
  • Toiletries such as soap, shower gel, roll on deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo/conditioner, brushes and hand sanitiser

Simply drop any contributions to The Deep Business Centre, Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5pm.

About Hull Homeless Outreach

Hull Homeless Outreach was established in October 2013 and is run soley by volunteers. They provide a street kitchen every Wednesday and Thursday evening at St Mary The Virgin Church Lowgate Hull, as well as a non referral food bank at the same location on Tuesday’s between 12pm and 2pm. The team goes around the streets searching for homeless people at night ensuring they have everything they need to survive out there on the streets.

Hull Homeless Outreach follow a golden rule on a daily basis and believe that by helping others, they help themselves with kind and noble acts.



8th November 2017

This week we are proud to be hosting the BIAZA Educators and Presenters Conference, welcoming 86 delegates from 42 zoos and aquariums throughout the UK and beyond, including the Zoological Society of London, Chester Zoo, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Paignton Zoo, Blue Planet Aquarium and National Marine Aquarium.

Learning through experience is a huge part of what zoos and aquariums aim to deliver, an essential part of both formal and informal learning experiences. Across the two day conference, participants will be focusing their attention around immersive learning. By exploring different methods of interactive experiences and ways of inspiring their visitors to take an interest in the natural world, they aim to continue to develop successful and light-hearted communication of conservation and species education.

In a constantly changing world, new technologies are being developed at a rapid rate. Meetings such as these are essential to the success of zoological education, to ensure that we too are keeping up with the times. As well as written interpretation, the realm of augmented reality is another concept that must be explored to potentially heighten the immersive learning experience. 



7th November 2017

We are thrilled to announce we have reached our 7 millionth visitor in the year of City of Culture 2017!

Having opened our doors to the public 15 years ago, The Deep has gone from strength to strength, and is still attracting over 450,000 guests each year.

We are committed to providing a fun-filled day out for all our visitors but The Deep is about so much more....

With our loyal visitors' continued support, we are able invest in new exhibits, carry out pioneering research and support vital conservation projects, both here in the UK and all around the world. Our dedication to marine conservation has led to partnerships with globally renowned organisations such as Equipe Cousteau and the team at Cousteau Divers on a project to protect manta rays in Sudan, the IUCN helping to assess marine species and contributing to the protection of endangered species and Secore International helping with coral conservation.

We couldn’t have achieved this without our ‘fintastic’ visitors and supporters, so a big thank you and here’s to the next milestone!



6th November 2017

From Monday 13 November, the penguins will not be on show for approximately 4 weeks due to essential maintenance work being carried out. During this time, a new floor will be fitted to their home and guests may notice a slight odour near this area as the work is carried out.

We expect the penguins to return in time for Christmas but will provide updates as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.



4th November 2017

The results are in! Thank you to all who attended our most recent shark egg case hunt at Spurn Point in partnership with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. 5 egg cases were found which have been measured and logged as belonging to Lesser spotted dogfish ( also known as Small spotted catshark).  These sharks are fairly common around European waters and can grow up to about 80cm. Their eggs are laid 2 at a time and the female may lay as many as 5-7 eggs per week during the breeding season (November to July). 

The Great Eggcase Hunt was established in 2003 by The Shark Trust and has been engaging the public in hunting for spent shark, skate and ray eggcases along the UK coastline ever since. Thanks to supporters, they now have an extensive and ever expanding database of eggcase records, which continues to provide us with crucial information about the distribution of British sharks, skates and rays.

With over 100,000 individual eggcase records submitted, the Great Eggcase Hunt is a phenomenon!

Learn more about the national egg case hunt results here. The map shows all eggcases submitted to the project since it began in 2003 - click on a point to find out the species, quantity and specific location. Please note that not all of these records have been verified (photos or specimens must be sent to the Shark Trust in order for them to be listed as verified), therefore some species records may not be accurate.

Why not become a Citizen Science and hunt for shark egg cases next time you are at the beach? Download the identification sheets here and don't forget to log your findings with The Shark Trust! 

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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