Here’s a chance to discover why Hull is even cooler.
One of the most spectacular aquariums in the world – and home to 5,000 animals including sharks and rays – The Deep has just unveiled its newly refurbished Cool Seas gallery, which is now complete and fully open to visitors.
Built on a former shipyard site, The Deep played a pivotal role in helping to revitalise and regenerate the city, breathing new life into the run-down Humber docks area as part of Hull’s wider revival as Yorkshire’s only maritime city.
Now the strikingly designed building, overlooking the Humber estuary, is shining a new light on the world of jellyfish, plankton and the power of the sea.
Thanks to funding from Biffa Award, the £400,000 Cool Seas revamp features innovative new displays using a mix of digital, physical and living exhibitions, creating an immersive learning experience.
The new-look gallery recreates a piece of the East Yorkshire coast inside The Deep, focusing on the local landscape and biodiversity as well as showcasing local conservation initiatives.
Now a multi-purpose space, visitors can relax in the new jellyfish room, which features ambient lighting and calming music composed by local University students who took inspiration from the jellyfish’s tranquil movements.
A huge, curved projection also showcases footage from the coastline around Flamborough, while 3D models reveal more about the huge variety of plankton in our seas and the critical role they play.
As well as offering the chance to see the aquarium’s marine life – including the UK’s only pair of green sawfish and a colony of Gentoo penguins – The Deep operates as an education and conservation charity and in recent years has become an international player in marine conservation.
So, go beneath the surface and check out our photo gallery revealing a little more about what visitors can expect to see in The Deep’s latest stunning display.
For more details, visit www.thedeep.co.uk
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