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The Deep, Kingston-upon-Hull

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
3.8/5 based on 2,800+ reviews on the web
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. Plan to see The Deep and other attractions that appeal to you using our Kingston-upon-Hull itinerary maker.
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  • We went here and I don't know if it was because we had been before or if because it was being altered we didn't really enjoy it only stopping about 30mins. Will have to go back another time to be sure...  read more »
  • Lovely attraction well designed. Loads of interaction around the area. Just one improvement penguin area could do with redecorating 
  • Fab visit once again to the deep. Lots to look at and the penguins are brilliant. Could really do with a fast pass que for people who have yearly passes , otherwise have to wait at busy times just to ...  read more »
  • We love the Deep and pleased the tickets last for a year as we visited each day over a three day trip and once more since then. Fantastic wildlife in beautiful habitats and so much to take in. Good facilities, lots of toilets, restaurant seemed reasonable (asked for tap water to save on drinks!) with a cracking view. Enjoyed whizzing round on my wheelchair.... Felt easy access and staff super helpful.
  • Great family afternoon out! We'd heard about The Deep from friends and family that had been before, so decided to take a trip when we were staying near by. We booked our ticket online as they are cheaper than if you buy them at the entrance. You receive a code via email that you just use at the entrance. A bonus is that your tickets are valid for 12 MONTHS! This means that you can have unlimited visits for the next year! Bargain! The aquarium is split over multiple levels with large tanks mixed in with smaller tanks for the smaller creatures on display. The large tanks are very impressive and feature lots of larger creatures like Stingrays and Sharks. There is a tunnel walkway, and though its rather short, it is still quite thrilling to see the larger fish swimming overhead. On the way out of the main area, there is a lift that looks out into one of the larger tanks. This is also quite exciting as you feel like you are inside the tank when the lift is ascending. It pauses half way up for about 30 seconds so you can take in the fantastic view. The cafe serves both hot and cold food and is priced reasonably. Most hot meals are around £5. A children's 'meal deal' with 5 items (sandwich, drink, crisps, cheese stick & sausage roll in our case) is good value at £3.50 There are areas also set aside if you've brought your own food. With the tickets valid for a further 12 months, we'll no doubt visit again.
  • Worth a look but nothing special. Kids enjoy it but you seem to get round quite quickly so i wouldn't call it value for money. I've been to better aquariums with more fish than this. It hasn't really changed much in the 7yrs since I last went and unless you really enjoy going gift aid for a years free entry is a waste of time.
  • Very promising from outside. For someone over 7-8 y.o. it probably will be a slight let down feeling. It is a good experience overall, but lacking wow feeling. Someone traveling from far with over 7-8 y.o. kids probably will be even disappointed. The tanks are large enough, but most of viewing windows are located such way so the whole picture does not look impressive, underused potential. Ironically we spend very long time looking trough one middle sized window which is last thing to see before exit lifts - it shows the bottom and you can look up all the way up to the surface with fishes floating around, very atmospheric. Even better then glass tunnel )) However if you expecting to see huge sharks, octopuses sea crabs etc - wrong adress. Biggest thing we seen - swordfish about 2.5 meters long. Some decent size stingrays though. Still leaves you with feeling of underrepresented in numbers of species. Not bad place for regional city, if you from Hull and with young kids definitely come. Especially because tickets are valid for whole year from date purchased for unlimited visits what's very beneficial for locals. If you are from for instance Leeds, dont think it's worth it. As ticket price just for one visit is a bit too much + other disadvantages i mentioned above.
  • Good vibe about the place, good for kids but very easy to get around quickly. 12 month pass is handy and would save money if visiting multiple times.
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