The Deep Hull

Overview

Open since 2002, The Deep operates as an education and conservation charity and in recent years has become an international player in marine conservation. Forging partnerships with key governing bodies, conservation organisations and other reputable zoos and aquariums we are working to make an impact in the protection of our oceans. It is one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world, is located in Hull, East Yorkshire and is home to 3,500 fish including magnificent sharks and rays. The dramatic building, which overlooks the Humber estuary, was designed by world class architects, Sir Terry Farrell and Partners and opened in 2002 in, what was then, one of the most deprived and unfashionable cities in England. In its first year The Deep welcomed over 850,000 visitors, making Hull’s new aquarium busier than London Zoo. This early success financed a £5 million extension in 2005, which included additional exhibition space, retail, catering and education areas.
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Access Card Notes

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Contact details

The Deep Hull Tower Street, Hull, Yorkshire and the Humber, HU9 1TU

Standing and Queueing

Standing
There is an accessibility and groups entrance nearest to the Humber, there is generally a shorter queue at this entrance. Anyone who needs to can use the accessible entrance.

Please note that, although we make every attempt to keep queues to a minimum, 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 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.

Access To Toilets

Access To Toilets
The Deep has a Changing Places facility. Providing anyone with additional needs and their carers with additional space and equipment..

Accessing Visual Information

Accessing Visual Information
We have display information in audio, braille and large print. There is audio descriptive commentary.

Accessing Audible Information

Accessing Audible Information
We have a hearing loop in Reception/ticketing desk/gift shop. The Deep runs Quiet Day events twice per year during which we provide presentations with BSL interpretation.