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About The Deep

The Deep is a charitable public aquarium dedicated to increasing peoples enjoyment and understanding of the World’s oceans.


It first opened its doors in March 2002 and so far has welcomed over 2 million visitors from the UK and abroad.


Using a combination of hands on interactives, audiovisual presentations and living exhibits it tells the story of the worlds oceans. Visitors will be taken on a journey from the beginning of time through the present day oceans the icy darkness of a futuristic Deep-Sea research lab, Deep Blue one. You can take a virtual tour of the exhibition in the Deep Tour section of this site.


The Deep also has a very active education program with an average of 20,000 school visits a year passing through its three dedicated classrooms. Learn more about the sessions available in the Education section of this site.


Behind the scenes a team of dedicated marine biologists look after all of the animals in The Deep’s collection as well as carrying out vital research into the marine environment. Learn more about what they do in the Research section of this site.


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Taken on November 14, 2008