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THE DEEP

Tower Street, Hull
East Yorkshire
HU1 4DP
t: 01482 381000
e: info@thedeep.co.uk
w: www.thedeep.co.uk

Located in Hull, East Yorkshire, The Deep is one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world. We are home to over 3,500 fish including Green sawfish, spectacular sharks and rays; not forgetting our snakes, bugs and colony of Gentoo penguins!


Situated just a 5 minute walk from Hull Marina and a short stroll to the City Centre, The Deep is in the perfect location for visitors to enjoy the City of Hull and all it has to offer as City of Culture for 2017, making it part of a fabulous day out for all.

Let us take you on a journey of the seas - travel through the story of the world's oceans from warm tropical lagoons to the icy cold Antarctic seas. Enjoy the fun and educational interactive and audio-visual presentations which make it a fun filled family day out for all ages.

Take a walk through our underwater tunnel to admire the stunning marine life swimming right above you, before taking a ride in our glass lift through the 10m Endless Oceans exhibit for some under the sea vibes. Keep your eyes peeled for a sneak peek behind the scenes!

There are a host of activities happening at The Deep every single day to enhance your enjoyment and knowledge of our residents. These include:
- Touch pool sessions: get hands on with inhabitants of our local shores at Dylan’s Discovery Corner, happening every half past the hour between 10.30am – 4.30pm
- Daily dive presentations: Watch the divers feed the majestic sharks, rays and sawfish in Endless Ocean (Feed dives are Monday, Wednesday & Friday, cleaning/maintenance dives are Tuesday & Thursday) Lagoon of Light (Saturday) and Amazon Flooded Forest (Sunday) at 2pm.
- Penguin feeds twice daily: Happening at 11.30am and 3.30pm, you can also learn about the threats to their habitat, issues surrounding climate change and ocean acidification as well as animal biology and food chains.
The Deep is an environmental and conservation charity, not for profit and is dedicated to increasing the knowledge and understanding of the world's oceans through its participation in vital research and conservation schemes around the world.

The Deep has a lot to offer for group bookings, including:
• Discounted entry for parties of 10 or more
• Benefit from speedier entry via our designated groups/disabled entrance
• Free coach parking on site with drop off points at the main doors
• Free coach driver entry and free coach driver lunch
• Free group organiser place for groups of over 20 people. (Bookings must be made two weeks in advance)
• Picnic areas inside (which includes a baby warming station) and outside the attraction
*please visit https://www.thedeep.co.uk/plan-your-visit/whats-on for further information on dates and times.

EVENTS

FISH AND OLIVE ART INSTALLATION
1 November to 31 January 2018
The Deep’s 3rd floor gallery will play home to a thought provoking series of artworks from six artists in 2017, all with a marine theme. Our next installation will feature Greek artists Alexander Reichardt and Katharina Bolesch and includes lithographic prints, jewellery and ceramics.
This work creativity reflects his life-long relationship with the sea and especially of the Aegean. He has travelled widely throughout the Mediterranean world and has lived for many years on the Cycladic island of Naxos where, with his wife, the celebrated potter Katharina Bolesch, he has established the internationally acclaimed Fish & Olive gallery in the ancient village of Halki.
Reichardt's compelling imagery is based strongly on the motif of the fish as the all-encompassing symbol of the sea and its fruitfulness. His exquisite fish designs feature on the ceramic and porcelain work of Bolesch and are incorporated into artefacts of luminous beauty that include silver jewellery, Naxian marble, brass, wood, and lithographs. Find out more here https://www.thedeep.co.uk/plan-your-visit/city-of-culture.

FINDERELLA
2 December - 7 January 2018
Its Christmas capers time and our fun-packed Christmas pantomime is no exception! Running every day from 2 to 31 December, join Fin-derella as she returns home from the Prince’s ball in a classic tale with a fishy twist. This laugh out loud performance has bundles of audience participation, so make sure your little ones don’t miss out at 11:30am and 3:30pm in Endless Ocean (Fin-derella is included in our standard entry price). It is sure to keep children of all ages entertained. Find out more here https://www.thedeep.co.uk/plan-your-visit/whats-on/month/2017/12#fin-derella.

QUIET DAY
10 January 2018
Experience The Deep in a more tranquil environment. Audio will be turned down for those who find the sounds distracting and the lights will be brighter to make the information more clear. You can also enjoy scheduled BSL presentations throughout the day including our scatter feeds, touch pool sessions and dive show. Audio, Braille and large print guides are available free of charge from reception. Standard admission charges apply – there is no need to book. Find out more here https://www.thedeep.co.uk/plan-your-visit/whats-on/month/2018/01#quiet-day4.

HOME EDUCATORS DAY
16 January 2018
It’s all about animals in our upcoming Home Educators’ Day. There are exhibits to design and maintain, animals to get to know, tank-mates to decide on, and of course their feeding. An Aquarist’s work is never done. Perfect for children aged 3-16 who are taught at home this exciting event costs £6 per child and includes 1 workshop. Additional workshops cost £3. Adult places cost £7.50. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Find out more here https://www.thedeep.co.uk/plan-your-visit/whats-on/month/2018/01#home-educators-day5.

DEEP EXPERIENCE
Various dates available
The Deep 1 to 1 Experience is a morning with a difference for those with a love of the marine world. Get hands on and help The Deep crew with a series of day to day activities as well as seeing behind the scenes. Experience days are ideal for youngsters with a passion for the marine world or those looking at getting into a Marine Biology career, but are also perfect for adults with an interest in aquaria. The Deep Experience is suitable for participants aged 8 and above. Exact details are dependent on participant age. Find out more https://www.thedeep.co.uk/deep-experiences/11-experience.

JUNIOR EXPERIENCE DAY (various dates available)

Is your child aged between 8-11 with a passion for marine animals? Then join us for a fun-filled experience day where your youngster can help carry out some of The Deep's daily activities.

Your child will be part of a group of up to 8 children, who will spend the morning with a member of The Deep's crew, allowing them to get hands on within the attraction. Activities will include:

· Seeing behind the scenes of our river turtle display and Discovery Corner plant room
· Taking part in a nori feed at the Lagoon
· Cleaning the exhibit acrylic
· Taking part in a slime workshop and touch pool session
· Invertebrate handling
· Question time with a guide
· Trying on a dive kit and watching the dive show

Experiences start at 8:30am and finish at 2:30pm. Places cost £32.50 per child, full payment is required at time of booking. Spaces are limited. Please note: adults are not required to accompany children on the day.

The next events will be taking place on: 3 February, 27 March, 7 August, 29 August, 24 November.

If you would like to book your child a place please call us on 01482 381000 (option 3)
 

What about Food?

Castaway's
situated on the 3rd floor, with great views over the Humber, Castaways Café is open from 10am to 5.30pm every day (except 24th and 25th December when The Deep is closed). Offering hot breakfasts (until 11.30am), a range of hot meals and salads (until 3pm), plus snacks, cakes, sandwiches and hot and cold drinks. Children's meals and special dietary requirements are all catered for. Tables that have been raised for easier wheelchair access are also available within this café. There is a baby feeding station located in this café with bottle and food warming facilities. You don't need an entry ticket to visit the café.

Picnic areas
Picnic benches are located outside of the visitor attraction and a small picnic place area in the exhibition (next to Cool Seas). We cannot guarantee you will always find a table as this area may be used by school parties.

Two Rivers Restaurant
The Deep is home to the superb Two Rivers restaurant. Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 7pm, dine with the sharks and experience spectacular views all around whilst enjoying a freshly prepared menu sourced from locally produced ingredients. Guests can enjoy a two or three course meal from a modern and contemporary menu created with local produce.

We also offer an exclusive private dining experiences in our glass viewing tunnel; find out more on the website.

Booking is essential for restaurant – call us 01482 382 000 or email tworivers@thedeep.co.uk

Access for all
We are proud to be able to offer a fantastic and accessible day out for all, and have many facilities in place to ensure that all of visitors enjoy their time with us. These are all available to view on our website.