The Deep is an environmental and educational charity dedicated to understanding and protecting the world's oceans. The Deep aims to help raise aspirations and provide inspiration for all our visitors and is committed to Lifelong Learning, research and sustainable environmental programmes. We offer a range of unique activities for all types of learners; so whether you are a teacher, a student or just a knowledge seeker, why not embark on a voyage of discovery at The Deep, where learning is all part of the fun!
Museum, Science centre, Environmental or ecological centre
Open daily 10am to 6pm
Recommended latest visit time 4.00pm.
Last entry 5.00pm.
Approximate recommended visit time: 2 hours.
Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
Adult : £6.75
Child (Under 16) : £4.75 (under 3's free)
Family of 4 (Maximum of 2 Adults) : £21
Family of 5 (Maximum of 2 Adults) : £24
Wheelchair & pushchair access to all public areas. Basic signing for the deaf is available on request, with advanced notice. The Deep provides tactile guides for blind and partially sighted visitors, which are available for hire from Reception. Limited car & coach parking is available as well as a bus link for the City Centre. The exhibition is suitable for all ages.
Discover the story of the world's oceans on a dramatic journey back in time and into the future! Wonder at the tank containing 2.5 million litres of water and 87 tonnes of salt. See 7 species of shark, huge marine dinosaurs, Conger Eels, Rays and hundreds of other stunning sea creatures. Witness the waters of the world from the world's only underwater lift and Europe's deepest viewing tunnel! Learn of the history of the seas and the threats they now face.
Maritime, Natural Sciences
Key artists and exhibits
- Green Sawfish; Holoshark; Grey Reef Shark; Underwater lift