The Deep News - May 2021



13th May 2021

A stunning mural created by local aerosol artists Spray Creative will be on show to visitors when The Deep opens its doors again later this month. Telling the story of ocean plastics, the project was only made possible thanks to sponsorship from Yorkshire Water.

Designed by graffiti artists Kaine & Ollie of Spray Creative, who are responsible for some of the large murals which can be seen around the city. Their latest creation can be viewed on the scenic stairs as you leave The Deep and includes glimpses into the Endless Oceans exhibit, home to sharks, rays, sawfish and sea turtles.

Ollie from Spray Creative said “We were able to complete the project in 4 long days using 100+ cans of spray paint! The hardest part were the small albatross which you can see towards the end of the stairway. We were really excited to add in the UV elements which is not something we have done before but really helps to highlight the journey of plastics in the ocean.”

Andrew Prest from Yorkshire Water confirmed, “This was a fantastic opportunity for us to work with one of Yorkshire’s top tourist attractions. We have seen an increased awareness and interest in ocean plastics thanks to what we refer to as the David Attenborough effect. In response to this, using creative art we hope to engage the audience and tell the whole story, from litter making its way in to local waterways and eventually into the oceans and the food chain to bigger issues such as microbeads in everyday products.”

The Deep’s Chief Executive, Katy Duke said “We have worked hard to reduce our own plastic foot print, and sharing the message of issues associated with ocean plastics and the part we can all play is something we are passionate about. The mural is a fantastic visual way of engaging our visitors making the subject instantly more accessible.

We would like to say a huge thank you to Yorkshire Water for making the project possible and the talent of Kaine and Ollie from Spray Creative for creating this fantastic mural. We are delighted with the end result and cannot wait for our visitors to see it!”

Take a peek at the mural and watch interviews with Ollie (Spray Creative) and Andy (Yorkshire Water) here.

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10th May 2021

We are excited to announce that we will be opening our doors on Monday 17 May. After a difficult year we are ready to welcome everyone back reconnect with the amazing species who call The Deep home and enjoy a fIntastic day out. 

Our crew have been working hard to prepare for reopening and welcoming everyone back, so here is a reminder of how things will work to ensure we adhere to current Government guidelines:

  • All visitors will need to book a date and a timeslot for their visit, this includes Day Plus Pass holders, Tesco Club card vouchers, essential carers or a current serving member of the armed forces. For details on how to book, please follow the instructions in the red box on our ticket page
  • All tickets include free return visits for 12 months.
  • We will be extending all valid Day Plus Passes by the amount of time that we have been closed by. This includes passes from our first closure in March 2020. If you would like to know your pass expiry date, please email the ticket holders name, postcode and confirmation number if you have it to and a member of our crew will confirm the extension date.
  • Opening times - we will be open 10am - 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am - 6pm weekends, bank holidays and school holidays. Last entry will be at 5pm, we are closed 24/25 December. 
  • Group/coach visits are welcome and will be required to book a date and timeslot for your visit. For more information and how to book click here
  • We proud to be officially recognised by Visit England’s ‘We’re Good To Go’ Covid-19 compliant industry standard.

To see what a visit with us might look like watch our reopening video here

COVID-19 Measures

We still have extra measures in place to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable visit with us including a one-way system, directional signage and sanitiser stations. To find out more and plan your visit see our FAQ page here. 

We can’t wait to ‘sea’ you!

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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.

For COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions - Please click here

Ticket Prices

Type of ticket Online
Adult £16.50
Child (3 - 15) £13.00
Under 3s/Essential carers FREE
Student*/Senior £15.50

* Students must provide a valid NUS card or proof of age is required for school/sixth form students

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