The Deep tells the amazing story of the world's oceans through stunning marine life, interactives and audio-visual presentations making it a fun-filled family day out for all ages. See sharks, rays, turtles, penguins and more at this fantastic aquarium.
We are dedicated to informing visitors about the world’s oceans and the challenges they face and operate as an education and conservation charity with all money made being re-invested back into pioneering research and new exhibits.
- The Deep is 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
Although we make every attempt to keep queues to a minimum, please be aware that there will be a queuing system on busy days (including weekends and school holidays). The Deep tends to be busier when it is raining. We strongly recommend visitors to arrive at The Deep at 10am when we open or after 2pm to avoid the crowds. On average our visitors spend between 2 and 3 hours at The Deep. As we do not close until 6pm, there is plenty of time to enjoy the attraction in the afternoon
Summer parking restrictions
During the summer months, car parking will be limited on The Deeps site. This is due to the 'marking out' and initial excavation work, as part of Hull City Council's South blockhouse project on the gravel car park to the left of the site.
From 17 to 24 July, they will mark out and interpret the ruins on the site, which will coincide with the Council for British Archaeology’s Festival of Archaeology. At the end of August, the site will be dug up to expose the ruined walls as part of the national Heritage Open Days.
Throughout this period we will be working hard to ensure visits are not disrupted, but some visitors will have to use alternative car parks in the city. All of the available car parks close by can be seen here. If you require any further assistance, please contact the team on 01482 38100. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Situated on the 3rd floor, with great views over the Humber, Castaways Café is open from 10am to 5.30pm every day (except 24th and 25th December when The Deep is closed). It serves hot breakfasts (until 11.30am), a range of hot meals and salads (until 3pm), plus snacks, cakes, sandwiches and hot and cold drinks. Children's meals and special dietary requirements are all catered for. Tables that have been raised for easier wheelchair access are also available within this café. There is a baby feeding station located in this café with bottle and food warming facilities. You don’t need an entry ticket to visit the café. View the current Castaways Café menu, including all relevant allergen information.
Open during peak periods the Halfway Café is located in the exhibition (next to the Cool Seas). It serves a variety of sandwiches, hot and cold snacks and drinks.
We have picnic benches located outside the visitor attraction and a small picnic place area in the exhibition (next to Cool Seas). We cannot guarantee you will always find a table as this area may be used by school parties.
Babies and Toddlers
We offer a baby food station (with bottle and food warming) in the Observatory café. There are also changing units available in all toilets and lift access is available to all levels of the exhibition. The Deep is also breast feeding friendly.
Our on-site shop, The 'Deepartment Store', is open from 10am to 6pm seven days a week (excluding 24th and 25th December when The Deep is closed). Here you can find a huge range of souvenirs and gifts as well as a great range of books, soft toys, stationery, pottery and clothing. You don’t need an entry ticket to visit the shop.
You can view and buy products at our online shop.
For visitors with additional access requirements please take a look at our accessibility information.