Go under the sea at The Deep Aquarium

Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

Get out of the rain and head... into the water? This underwater world features Europe's deepest viewing tunnel, offering unparalleled views of exotic fish, sharks and other sea creatures.

The aquarium

Regarded as one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world, The Deep takes visitors on a journey from the birth of the oceans into the future, focusing on vital preservation work across the world. See an array of colourful tropical fish in the aptly named Lagoon of Light before venturing into the Endless Ocean; go 10 feet below the surface through the viewing tunnel and be inches from sharks, rays and a pair of green sawfish - the only fish of their kind in Europe.

Best of all, due to The Deep's constant preservation work, new additions (including super cute baby penguins) are being introduced to the aquarium all the time, giving you unique opportunities to see how these creatures adapt and grow within their environment; kids and adults of all ages will learn plenty here.

Want to make your trip even more exciting? Book a table at Two Rivers Restaurant (open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening) and enjoy a meal surrounded by wall-to-ceiling aquarium views. It's one of the more unique experiences that Hull has to offer, and is regularly regarded as one of the best restaurants in the area.

Accessible features

The Deep is well-equipped for visitors with additional needs. There are free-to-hire ear defenders, braille copies of The Deep guidebook and audio guides for visitors with visual or hearing impairments.

The Deep's guiding team also has extra tactile exhibits, to enhance the visitor experience. They also hold regular quiet days with signed BSL presentations and talks, when the lights are made brighter and sounds turned down.

The Deep is split between three levels, all of which can be reached by lift. Wheelchairs (including electric scooters) are available to use free of charge. A Changing Places facility is also available.

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