Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
Average time spent – 2-3 hours.
Things to do at The Deep review – The Deep is one of the UK’s largest aquariums. It is located in the Humber estuary in Hull. The Deep is very educational with lots to read and plenty of interactive exhibits.
The large coral reef tank has been recently restored and it is stunning with beautiful corals and fish swimming around. Next to here, you will find the rock pools. Here they have daily sessions where you can touch starfish and sea urchins. They also have a hands-on interactive area here.
One of the Deeps star attractions is their Gentoo penguins. You can view them from different levels including in the water. Other exhibits include a wall of ice that you can touch, the fish and living beings of the twilight zone, cool seas with fish local to us, jellyfish tanks and more.
Endless Ocean is their largest tank with loggerhead turtles, sharks and other giant fish, they have many different viewing windows some of which are through massive panes of glass. They have a commentary here a few times a day and later in the day, you can watch divers go in to feed the fish. There is a small soft play area for children under 1 metre. At the end of your visit, you can go in a lift that rises up through the main tank.
Eating – There is a cafe on-site selling hot and cold food and drinks. Picnics are not allowed.
Facilities in brief – Large aquarium with tanks including a large coral reef, endless ocean tank with loggerhead turtles and small sharks, Gentoo penguins, rockpool sessions, interactive exhibits, under 1metre soft play, glass lift through a large tank. There are toilets on-site and a cafe.
Entry price – *Higher-priced – although great value for money if you can return
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Higher priced – between £13 to £18 per adult. There is a pay and display car park at The Deep which is £3 for 6 hours.
Once you have purchased your tickets for The Deep you are then entitled to return for free as much as you like for the next year with your ticket.
Opening: They are open daily and only closed on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Information on accessibility – They are committed to accessibility for all visitors.
Address: Tower St, Hull HU1 4DP, East Riding Yorkshire, England. Phone: 01482 381000
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Category – Aquarium, suitable for all ages.
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