The Deep, Kingston-upon-Hull

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#1 of 7 in Zoos & Aquariums in Yorkshire
Located in a strikingly angular, sloping building at the confluence of the Hull River and the Humber estuary, The Deep serves as home to thousands of sea creatures. Although the main attractions are the seven species of shark on display, the aquarium also boasts a collection of marine life that includes rays and many other tropical fish. You can take a stab at controlling an underwater diving vessel in the aquarium’s interactive area. A visit to The Deep represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Kingston-upon-Hull trip planning app to plot your vacation.
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  • We really enjoyed our previous visit, but it was challenging due to our very young children. This time (and with new additions), the children were more able to appreciate the "exhibits" (children aged...  more »
  • My wife and I visited here with our godson. Spent a good three hour's walking around and could of easily took longer. Going through time to now, displays are well presented and plenty of learning oppo...  more »
  • Me and my partner came to The Deep a couple of weeks ago completely forgetting to fetch money to pay for parking. It's £3.00 for parking (cash only on the machines) and we had no change so unfortunate...  more »
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  • Me and my family got free enter as I'm in the forces so for us it was great. Lots to see there and the staff actually seem to know what they are talking about and generally seemed like they cared and enjoyed their jobs. There was a wedding happening when we was there which I didn't know the deep done but interesting to know they did. Large tanks and many fish to see. Great for the kids to see. Would definitively return
  • Awesome experience with a time line going back from the beginning of the earth to the present day of our ocean. They have over 100 fish with plenty of large enclosures designed specifically for the inhabitants. They are extremely helpful with disabilities and difficulties. And giving you a half way stop really helps. It's an amazing building with a decent amount of parking space but it becomes rather busy between 10 and 3
  • Took my Son (10 Months) - Tickets/Food/Parking are rather pricey (Although tickets are valid for a whole year)! My boy didn’t have much to do, the play are is very small with many older kids jumping about. He did enjoy looking into the tanks though! I enjoyed myself, although it was a little busy and I was pushed out of the way a few times.. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable about the animals kept there!
  • Fabulous place! We went as a couple and it was still great for us to experience, as we were sceptical this might be more of a family place. Great access for disabled visitors/wheelchair users throughout. Interesting boards and viewing tanks/platforms throughout with the main aquarium in the centre hub of the building. Great on site cafe and shop! Ticket prices were reasonable and they're valid for 12months at a unlimited free revisits! Parking was pay and display, but again, a few pounds so nothing out the ordinary. We spent around 2-3 hours here with a bite to eat included!
  • The deep is a fun day out especially with children. A large number of interesting exhibits all backed up with lots of information/facts and figures. Tanks are all large, clean and well designed. Could be a bit larger as only took us about 3-4 hours including food/drink. Not expensive though as entry/food/drink is fairly reasonably priced. The only shame is that you have to pay again for car parking which in my opinion should be free as you have paid entry.
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