The Deep

The Deep, Kingston-upon-Hull: Hours, Address, The Deep Reviews: 4/5

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Visit Hull’s award-winning aquarium The Deep, which is home to over 5,000 animals. Marvel at amazing marine life including magnificent sharks & rays, the UK’s only pair of Green sawfish, a colony of Gentoo penguins, Loggerhead sea turtles & more. Go on a journey through prehistoric seas, past tropical lagoons, into the vast open oceans, down to the darkest depths, through the chilly Kingdom of ice & into the future. Catch the daily dive show at 2pm, penguin feeds at 11:30am & 3:30pm as well as getting hands on in a touchpool session with some animals native to British shores. Take a walk through the viewing tunnel & finish your visit with a ride in the glass lift through the 10 metre Endless Ocean tank. Little nippers can also enjoy the interactive magic floor, fossil brushing station & soft play area. Tickets cost: Adults £14, Children £11, Under 3's free, Senior/student £13. You can save 10% by booking your tickets online.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Madeleine P
1 contribution
A brilliant day!
Nov 2021 • Family
What an AMAZING day!
We were here for about 4 hours. The fish were amazing, the interactive information boards were brilliant and so creative, and the staff were incredible and SO enthusiastic and knowledgeable!
We weren’t sure about going here as had seen some of the other reviews, but I’m so glad we did!
Written November 27, 2021
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Thank you for your feedback Madeleine! We hope you can make use of your Day Plus Pass and visit again for free for the next 12 months. Best fishes, The Deep Crew
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Scnny
3 contributions
Great place
Sep 2021 • Family
Took my girlfriend and her son
He enjoyed the Nino fish
And loves the jellyfish
Food in food was nice
Returning soon
Written November 23, 2021
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Thank you for your review Jonathan! We hope to 'sea' you again soon!
Written November 24, 2021
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Mike O
Church Fenton, UK43 contributions
Good Experience....
Sep 2021
Good place to visit but very expensive if you don't revisit as tickets are validated for a year....
Very well set out with some good viewing places of the main tank.... Very much an educational centre which is best visited with young children....
Written November 19, 2021
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Thank you for your feedback Mike. We hope you can make use of your free returns and 'bob' in again soon! Best fishes, The Deep Crew
Written November 22, 2021
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John M
1 contribution
Fun and educational but ultimately hypocritical
Nov 2021
Wonderful aquarium visit with the grandchildren. A little sad that this charity takes a "preachy" and correct view on plastic pollution in the oceans yet sells vast amounts of plastic junk in its gift shop. Clearly some hypocrisy here.
Written November 1, 2021
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Thank you for your feedback and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your recent visit. Our gift shop does sell some plastic items and this is something we are currently working to reduce and eventually eradicate but this is proving to be a slow process. We are successfully eradicating single use plastics within our building, such as plastic bottles and packaging and will continue to work hard to improve our sustainable credentials. Some plastic products continue to be sold within the shop as we find that there is still a balance to be reached between customer expectation and affordability versus the ‘ideal’ of eradicating all non bio-degradable products. All items are ethically sourced and produced where possible, and our Retail Manager is constantly on the lookout for new suppliers we can work with that will help better embody our ethos. I understand that, until The Deep is able to demonstrate eradication of plastic products, you are likely to still have concerns about our sustainability. I hope, however, that I can give you some reassurance that the issue is being given suitable spotlight within our strategy for retailing at The Deep. Kind Regards The Deep
Written November 3, 2021
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NatLacy
Burnley, UK5 contributions
Not worth the money.
Oct 2021 • Family
I paid £72.00. For 2 adults and 3 children to walk round a very large education centre. We viewed the same fish tank from various different windows. The whole place was packed. There was so many people it was difficult to get to the windows to see. A 15 minute wait would get a “ride” in a lift to see the same fish tank.
Very disappointed. I wish I had booked something different for my family. What a waste of a day out.
Written October 26, 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback and we are disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your visit. We are home to thousands of animals and as well as our main Endless Oceans display have many other large and small displays for our visitors to enjoy. With regards to how busy the attraction was, we are still working to restricted numbers, booking slots, have the one way system in place and we have placed our daily highlights such as dive shows and presentations on hold as there can encourage people to gather. As we do not rush visitors through the attraction so sometimes there are busier periods as a result of visitors taking their time to enjoy the visit. Your ticket does include 12 months of free returns so we hope you visit again at a quieter time. With Thanks The Deep
Written October 27, 2021
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Michelle B
10 contributions
Excellent
Oct 2021 • Family
Myself and my kids had a nice time. Our tickets got validated for 1 year so we can come as many times as we like. That was a bonus as I didn't know that at time of booking.
Written October 26, 2021
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It's lovely to hear that you all enjoyed your visit! We hope to 'sea' you again soon!
Written November 2, 2021
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Charles B
Spalding, UK9 contributions
Good family day out
Oct 2021 • Family
We went in half term and took our boys 13 and 9 . A first for us all. The carpark was full so the overflow was in use with stewards on hand to help make it easy. £3 all day to park here is fine with me.
Very easy and calm entrance as we paid with tesco vouchers.
We spent just over 4 hours especially loved the penguins and the main aquarium glass tunnel.the boys liked the interactive displays.
All in all a good visit
Written October 25, 2021
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We are so happy to hear you all enjoyed your recent visit and thank you for taking the time to let us know! We hope we will 'sea' you again soon! With Thanks The Deep
Written October 27, 2021
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Jim M
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK3 contributions
A WOW day out
Aug 2021
WOW brilliant day out The whole place simply STUNNING so so well designed to make the whole day unforgettable.
Written October 23, 2021
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This is amazing to hear and thank you for taking the time to share your feedback! Please 'bob' back soon! With thanks The Deep
Written October 27, 2021
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Veggievampire
Rotherham, UK46 contributions
Lovely aquarium.
Oct 2021 • Family
This is our third visit since June. I love the fact that when you purchase a ticket you get free return for a year.
My two year old loves it and is mesmerised with the fish tanks.
The aquarium is set out very well and has a good variety of sea life.
The shop is also very well priced and has lots of ‘pocket money’ toys.

The only negative for me was the lack of vegetarian options in the cafe. When I asked I was offered Mac n cheese or tomato pasta. The meat options and hot sandwiches looked really tasty so I was disappointed that these were my only options, and I wanted more than a jacket potato or a sandwich.
I had the Mac n cheese which unfortunately was quite bland.

I’ll definitely be back but sadly might skip the cafe next time.
Written October 23, 2021
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Thank you for your feedback and we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. I have passed on your feedback regarding our vegetarian food options to our catering manager. No doubt we will 'sea' you again soon! With Thanks The Deep
Written October 27, 2021
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EnglandMick
Leeds, UK63 contributions
Visually stunning
Oct 2021 • Family
Visited with our grandchildren. Where else combines such good value with such an incredible sensory experience and thoughtful engaging informative presentations? This place creates a perfect balance between an educational day out combined with a serious purpose. Just right.
Written October 23, 2021
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This is lovely feedback, thank you so much for sharing. We hope we will 'sea' you again soon! With thanks The Deep
Written October 27, 2021
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  • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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