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The Deep

Aquarium

Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP

Tel: 01482 381000

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About us

Visit The Deep, Hull’s award-winning aquarium and enjoy a fun-filled family day. Situated just a 5 minute walk from Hull Marina and a short stroll to the City Centre, The Deep is in the perfect location for visitors to enjoy the City of Hull and all it has to offer as City of Culture for 2017, making it part of a fabulous day out for all.

Let us take you on a journey of the seas - travel through the story of the world's oceans from warm tropical lagoons to the icy cold Antarctic seas. Enjoy the fun and educational interactive and audio-visual presentations throughout. With over 3,500 fish including spectacular sharks and rays, including the UK’s only pair of Green sawfish, hundreds of tropical reef fish in the newly refurbished lagoon, Loggerhead sea turtles and a colony of Gentoo penguins, there is something to keep all ages entertained.

Daily highlights include:
• dive shows where you can see the divers hand feed the animals (Monday to Friday at Endless Ocean – please note Tuesday and Thursday are cleaning dives, Saturday at Lagoon of Light and Sunday at the Amazon Flooded Forest)
• touch pool sessions at Discovery Corner
• penguin feeds in the Kingdom of Ice
• walking though the amazing glass tunnel
• riding in the glass lift through the 10m Endless Oceans exhibit

There are also an extensive programme of events taking place at The Deep – please visit https://www.thedeep.co.uk/plan-your-visit/whats-on to find out more.

Guests can also benefit from the Day Plus Pass which allows FREE return visits to The Deep for 12 months. This is included in the normal price of a standard ticket. Full terms and conditions can be found at https://www.thedeep.co.uk/plan-your-visit/day-plus-pass.

Food & Drink

Castaway's - Situated on the 3rd floor, with great views over the Humber, Castaways Café is open from 10am to 5.30pm every day). Offering 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.

Half Way café
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. There is also a picnic area located close to this café.

Picnic areas - Picnic benches are located outside of 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. We offer a baby warming station in this area.

Two Rivers Restaurant - The Deep is home to the superb Two Rivers restaurant. Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 7pm, dine with the sharks and experience spectacular views all around whilst enjoying a freshly prepared menu sourced from locally produced ingredients. Guests can enjoy a two or three course meal from a modern and contemporary menu created with local produce. Find out more about dining with us here https://www.thedeep.co.uk/two-rivers-restaurant. Booking is essential, so please call 01482 382883 or email tworivers@thedeep.co.uk to book your table.

Access for all - The Deep offers a wide range of access aids to assist visitors with additional needs. These include audio and Braille guides, large print leaflets, foreign language leaflets, social stories for people with autism and mobility aids. Please call 01482 381000 if you need further information or visit our website for details.



*Finalist Inclusive Tourism for All 2017 - Visit England
*Large Visitor Attraction of the Year 2014 - Welcome to Yorkshire
*Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2012, 2013 and 2014
*Gold Access for All Award 2011 - Visit England

Opening Times

* Opening Times
Open daily from 10:00 until 18:00.
The last admission is 17:00 although the recommended latest visit time is 16:00.
Approximate visit time: 2 hours.
(Closed 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. We strongly recommend visitors to arrive at The Deep after 2pm on a weekend or school holiday days to avoid the crowds. We are a 2 - 3 hour attraction and do not clo

Guide Prices

*Prices correct as of Feb 2017
Adult - Buy online for £11.25 or on the day for £12.50
Child (3-15 years inclusive) - Buy online for £9.45 or on the day for £10.50
Children under 3: FREE
Student (in full time education) - Buy online for £10.35 or on the day for £11.50
Valid NUS Student ID must be shown
Senior (60+) - Buy online - £10.35 or on the day £11.50
Family of 4 - Buy online for £36.90 or on the day for £41.00
Family of 5 - Buy online for £44.55 or on the day for £49.50
(Maximum of 2 adults)

Now offering the Day Plus Pass which gives you access to The Deep for a whole year. This is included in the normal price of a ticket. See our website for T&Cs
www.thedeep.co.uk/general-information/day-plus-pass.

Facilities

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

Booking & Payment Details

  • Cash Point
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Languages

  • French signs/guides
  • Spanish signs/guides

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Telephone (public)

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site

Parking

  • Parking with charge

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired
  • Wheelchairs available

Awards

  • Green TourismGreen Tourism Gold Award Green Tourism Gold Award 2018
  • Yorkshire AwardsWhite Rose Award Winner White Rose Award Winner 2016
  • Yorkshire AwardsWhite Rose Award Finalist White Rose Award Finalist 2016
  • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2018
  • Visit EnglandVistEngland VAQAS VistEngland VAQAS 2016

Road Directions

By Road:

From the South & South West: Follow the signs for Hull & Humber Bridge then for A63 and Hull City Centre. Continue into Hull following the signs for the Ferry. This route will take you straight over two sets of traffic lights past Princes Quay Shopping Centre (on the left) and the Marina (on the right) and over Myton Bridge. At the first roundabout turn left - signposted City Centre North. Almost immediately turn left into Citadel Way (opposite Victoria Dock Tavern). Continue to the end of the road to a T-junction. Turn left and follow the signs for The Deep.

From the North: Take the A1079 towards Beverley then follow signs for the Humber Bridge and the A164. Take the A63 signposted Hull City Centre. Continue into Hull following the signs for the ""Ferry"". This route will take you over two sets of traffic lights past Princes Quay Shopping Centre (on the left) and the Marina (on the right) and over Myton Bridge. At the first roundabout turn left - signposted ""City Centre North"". Almost immediately turn left into Citadel Way (opposite Victoria Dock Tavern). Continue to the end of the road to a T-junction. Turn left and follow the signs for The Deep.

From the East: The A165 approaches Hull from the East Coast and onto Holderness Road. Follow signs for A63/M62 Leeds. At second roundabout turn right - signposted City Centre North. Almost immediately turn left into Citadel Way (opposite Victoria Dock Tavern). Continue to the end of the road to a T-junction. Turn left and follow the signs for The Deep.

From the East & Hull Dock: Proceed along the A1033 towards Hull. At second roundabout turn right - signposted City Centre North. Almost immediately turn left into Citadel Way (opposite Victoria Dock Tavern). Continue to the end of the road to a T-junction. Turn left and follow the signs for The Deep.

By Public Transport:

Buses/rail - For up to date information on bus timetables from Hull Interchange to The Deep please call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 open daily from 8am - 8pm (calls to Traveline cost 10p per minute, plus any charges your network provider makes). Train times into Hull can be found via National Rail. To walk to The Deep from the station, exit the station and cross the road towards House of Fraser department store and then follow the pedestrian signs to The Deep.

There is a Park and Ride facility from Priory Park, Hessle. This is 5 miles west of Hull on the A63 approach road into the city. It is signposted from the A15, A63 and the Humber Bridge.

Taxis are available from outside the station for approximately £5.00 single fare.
To walk to The Deep from the station, exit the station and cross the road towards Hammonds department store and then follow the pedestrian signs to The Deep.

Accessible by Public Transport: Hull Interchange station is 1 mile away.

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