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The Deep

Hull’s submarium, The Deep, is the most commercially successful millennium commissioned lottery project in the UK. This iconic development marked the start of the urban renaissance change in Hull.

Since opening, over three million people have visited to experience the story of the world's oceans using a blend of interactive displays and stunning aquaria.

Key facts

Date of opening - 2002

Total investment - £53m

Jobs creation -

  • over 400 direct jobs across The Deep visitor attraction and business centre

Main features -

  • state of the art research and learning facilities. Used to promote the concept 'science for everyone' and increase the public understanding of science by breaking down the barriers between scientists and non-scientists
  • the world's only submarium, designed by the world's leading architect Sir Terry Farrell
  • home to more than 40 sharks and over 3,500 fish
  • the deepest viewing tunnel in Europe and the world's only underwater lift
  • the Twilight Zone, created in 2005, takes visitors on a journey to unchartered waters to discover what lies beneath
  • over 13,350 sq. ft of fully serviced and furnished office space in The Deep business centre

Visit The Deep website (link opens in a new window)