Celebrating 20 Years of the Deep

This year, Hull’s most popular visitor attraction celebrated its twentieth anniversary. Built on a former shipyard site, The Deep has played a pivotal role in helping to revitalize and regenerate the city, breathing new life into the Humber dock area. 

The iconic aquarium overlooks the Humber estuary and is regarded as the most commercially successful Millennium project in the UK. The Deep also operates as an education and conservation charity and has become incredibly influential in global marine conservation, leading discussions to protect our oceans.   

Not only has The Deep welcomed millions of families, but it has also played host to countless conferences and meetings in their unique spaces. Delegates have been able to have breakfast alongside the Gentoo penguins and dine under the sharks. 

Over the last 20 years it has welcomed almost 9 million visitors through their doors, Crew Members have spent a total of 657,000 minutes spent underwater and The Deep Business Centre has supported the growth of over 180 companies. 

Looking forward to the next two decades, The Deep has unveiled plans to update three areas of its Cool Seas gallery after securing a £380,500 grant and is spear heading the campaign to make Hull and East Yorkshire the UK’s first palm oil sustainable region.