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The Deep

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Tower Street, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 4DP, England
+44 1482 381000
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A wonderful place to visit.

We bought our tickets on-line for a slight discount and thought the entry cost was excellent value... read more

Reviewed yesterday
David B
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
A little underwhelming

Family visit with teens and young children, all enjoyed the visit but it is not a full day out we... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Danielle_Vetts
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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Located in Hull, The Deep is an award winning aquarium home to 3,500 fish including green sawfish, spectacular sharks, rays and a colony of Gentoo penguins. Journey through the story of the world's oceans travelling through a unique blend of spectacular marine life from warm tropical waters to the cold Antarctic seas. Enjoy the fun and educational interactive and audio-visual presentations on your voyage of discovery. Highlights include daily dive shows and animal presentations where you can see our divers hand feed the animals. Join in with our fantastic touch pool sessions at Discovery Corner at the Lagoon of Light and learn about some of the smaller native species to the UK shores. Visit The Deep's newest residents, a colony of Gentoo penguins in chilly The Kingdom of Ice and learn more about the threats to their habitat, issues surrounding climate change and ocean acidification as well as animal biology and food chains. Finally walk through the amazing glass tunnel and take in the stunning marine life swimming all around you, before taking a ride in the glass lift through the 10m Endless Oceans exhibit. Tickets cost: Adults £12.00 Children £10.00 Under 3s free Senior/student £11.00 Family of 4 £39.50 Family of 5 £47.50 You can save 10% by booking your tickets online.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Tower Street, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 4DP, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We bought our tickets on-line for a slight discount and thought the entry cost was excellent value. There is so much to see, the talk on Sharkes was most interesting and the whole experience exceeded expectations. There's a decent cafe/snack area. Guess it's very busy...More

Thank David B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Family visit with teens and young children, all enjoyed the visit but it is not a full day out we completed the tour in an hour and that was walking round with a four year old wanting to look at everything. Not as many species...More

Thank Danielle_Vetts
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Go out somewhere different each month with two other friends from work. Started off as we all knew were we were going! However Darren kept this one a secret from my friend Kelly and l. We were very impressed with the surroundings and had a...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very good and modern aquarium. I loved seeing the penguins being fed at lunchtime as well as the large tank at the end, where the rays and sharks fly over your head. Plus you get a years free return entry if you find yourself needing...More

Thank Matthew T
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Deep is very difficult to review accurately and this is often reflected in the disparity of very low and very high stars. There are plenty of not-so-good points about the Deep. It is often very busy and noisy with children weaving in and out...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The deep may be one of the biggest aquariums in Europe, however I believe that quantity has truly prevailed over quality here. As a biologist I am extremely keen on wildlife and ecosystems of all types, yet this arena lacked a certain edge. Perhaps I'm...More

3  Thank Kilianmcgrath77
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TheDeep-HU14DP, Public Relations Manager at The Deep, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for sharing your review, We are sorry you were not completely happy during your recent visit as we do try to appeal to all. You mentioned that you would of liked more interactivity so I would to mention The Deep runs regular touch...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here visiting on holiday was worried some areas could not be accessed with a double pram but it was fine . Fantastic fun for all the family, really worth the visit and great value too .

Thank Jen H
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TheDeep-HU14DP, Public Relations Manager at The Deep, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Jen, Thank you for leaving your positive feedback and its lovely to hear you and your family enjoyed your visit. Kind Regards, The Deep Crew

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We pre booked tickets to visit which usually allows you to queue jump but it doesn’t here which means during busy periods you have to join the main queue. We had quite a wait & with 2 young children it wasn’t the best. The good...More

Thank Natasha3881
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TheDeep-HU14DP, Public Relations Manager at The Deep, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Natasha, Thank you for leaving your positive feedback and its lovely to hear you and your family enjoyed your visit. We can become extremely busy which can mean that there are extra queuing times however we usually find that we are less busy around...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited last week , big mistake . It was still the school holidays & was very busy & very noisy. The deep is a lovely place to visit full of wondrous sea creatures & fish to see in amazing seascapes. Very educational with information displayed...More

Thank Jane W
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TheDeep-HU14DP, Public Relations Manager at The Deep, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Jane Thank you for your feedback and we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Easter is without a doubt our busiest time of year, so do become extremely busy which can mean that there are extra crowds around our more...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visually very impressive main tank, but what;s equally impressive is the commitment to animal welfare, husbandry and research. For example, two Loggerhead turtles, which I would ordinarily not accept being kept in captivity, were there because they were rescued from fishing net entanglement and had...More

Thank j0ffan
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TheDeep-HU14DP, Public Relations Manager at The Deep, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to give your positive feedback and we are so happy you enjoyed your visit. Kind Regards The Deep Crew

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Dave C
6 April 2018|
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Response from Mart J | Reviewed this property |
yes, nearly all areas have ramps or on the level.
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JanJenkins2016
3 April 2018|
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Response from TheOuchPoucher | Reviewed this property |
There are stairs available, but the lift is brilliant and enhances your trip and I get vertigo badly and petrified of heights, but I can easily handle the lift!
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JanJenkins2016
14 March 2018|
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Response from Melanie S | Reviewed this property |
You can exit the place without having to use the glass lift at the end
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