Welcome to The Deep, one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world.
The Deep is an award winning aquarium home to 3,500 fish including green sawfish, spectacular sharks, rays and a colony of Gentoo penguins.
Billed as "the world's only submarium", the tanks contain thousands of sea creatures (including seven species of shark), 2,500,000 litres of water and 87 tonnes of salt housed in a building designed by Sir Terry Farrell and built as part of the UK National Lottery's Millennium Commission project.
The Deep is also a landmark centre for marine research. Staff marine biologists look after the animals in The Deep's collection as well as carrying out research into the marine environment.
The Deep is a charitable public aquarium dedicated to increasing people's enjoyment and understanding of the world's oceans.
The aquarium uses a combination of hands-on interactive displays, audiovisual presentations, and living exhibits to tell the story of the world's oceans. The museum includes a series of exhibits presenting a chronological journey from the beginning of time through the present day oceans.