Awakening Seas

Explore over 4 billion years of ocean history from giant fossils to Megalodon shark teeth. As you journey down the ramp you will follow the history of the oceans’ until the present day, discovering how life came to be on Earth. Walking a timeline, you will meet some of the magnificent animals that lived during this period and take in the textures of the fossil wall, exploring the creatures of ocean’s past. 

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Awakening Seas

Explore over 4 billion years of ocean history from giant fossils to Megalodon shark teeth. As you journey down the ramp you will follow the history of the oceans’ until the present day, discovering how life came to be on Earth. Walking a timeline, you will meet some of the magnificent animals that lived during this period and take in the textures of the fossil wall, exploring the creatures of ocean’s past. 

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Lagoon of Light

The Lagoon of Light is home to an array of colourful tropical fish, amazing corals and large mangrove trees. 

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Lagoon of Light

The Lagoon of Light is home to an array of colourful tropical fish, amazing corals and large mangrove trees. 

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Endless Ocean

2.5 million litres of water and 87 tonnes of salt make this display home to some of the most incredible animals in the sea. As well as an impressive school of large Horse-eye jacks, you will see a wide variety of sharks and rays including our Green sawfish – the only place in the UK where you can see them.

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Endless Ocean

2.5 million litres of water and 87 tonnes of salt make this display home to some of the most incredible animals in the sea. As well as an impressive school of large Horse-eye jacks, you will see a wide variety of sharks and rays including our Green sawfish – the only place in the UK where you can see them.

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Slime

Go on a journey with Slimon the snail to discover the slippery, yet sticky, world of slime and the animals whose lives depend on it. Explore this bright and interactive area and learn about some of the animals who use slime to move around, catch their prey or create a poisonous mucus. 

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Slime

Go on a journey with Slimon the snail to discover the slippery, yet sticky, world of slime and the animals whose lives depend on it. Explore this bright and interactive area and learn about some of the animals who use slime to move around, catch their prey or create a poisonous mucus. 

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Bugs

Conquer your fears of creepy crawlies in our bugs’ exhibit and discover the marvellous miniature world right under our noses.

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Bugs

Conquer your fears of creepy crawlies in our bugs’ exhibit and discover the marvellous miniature world right under our noses.

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Amazon Flooded Forest

Delve into the mysteries of the tropical freshwater habitats. The flooded forests of the Amazon are incredibly productive yet vulnerable environments. See the Black pacu, an enormous vegetarian relative of the piranha and three different types of catfish; the Red-tail catfish, Ripsaw catfish and Tiger shovel-nose catfish. 

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Amazon Flooded Forest

Delve into the mysteries of the tropical freshwater habitats. The flooded forests of the Amazon are incredibly productive yet vulnerable environments. See the Black pacu, an enormous vegetarian relative of the piranha and three different types of catfish; the Red-tail catfish, Ripsaw catfish and Tiger shovel-nose catfish. 

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Cool Seas

Experience life in the cool seas, see creatures from our coastal waters and discover the mysteries of deep-water dwellers. The Cool Seas exhibition lets you explore the diversity of life living in cold water.

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Cool Seas

Experience life in the cool seas, see creatures from our coastal waters and discover the mysteries of deep-water dwellers. The Cool Seas exhibition lets you explore the diversity of life living in cold water.

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Kingdom of Ice

Enter this chilly white space and get a feel what it is like to visit the polar oceans by touching the real ice walls. Visit our VIP residents - that’s very important penguins - living in the Kingdom of Ice.

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Kingdom of Ice

Enter this chilly white space and get a feel what it is like to visit the polar oceans by touching the real ice walls. Visit our VIP residents - that’s very important penguins - living in the Kingdom of Ice.

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Deep Blue One

Descending through the rainbow tunnel, you enter Deep Blue One. Protecting the world’s rivers is a vital part of protecting planet Earth and by understanding these habitats and the creatures living in them we can change our behaviours to ensure their survival. 

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Deep Blue One

Descending through the rainbow tunnel, you enter Deep Blue One. Protecting the world’s rivers is a vital part of protecting planet Earth and by understanding these habitats and the creatures living in them we can change our behaviours to ensure their survival. 

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Underwater viewing tunnel

Venture into the depths of our Endless Ocean. At 10 metres below the surface, you can enjoy the tranquillity of watching sharks and stingrays gliding overhead through the light-dappled waters. Journey back to the surface in the UK’s only underwater lift or by taking the 81 steps of our Scenic Stairway. You may be lucky enough to spot our divers – why not give them a wave!

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Underwater viewing tunnel

Venture into the depths of our Endless Ocean. At 10 metres below the surface, you can enjoy the tranquillity of watching sharks and stingrays gliding overhead through the light-dappled waters. Journey back to the surface in the UK’s only underwater lift or by taking the 81 steps of our Scenic Stairway. You may be lucky enough to spot our divers – why not give them a wave!

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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 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

* 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.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/stay-safe-film https://www.mi5.gov.uk/what-you-can-do

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