The Deep

The Deep receives major funding from the Biffa Award

Posted: 10th March, 2022

Thanks to a grant of £380,500 from Biffa Award, The Deep has exciting plans to update three areas of the Cool Seas gallery to create an immersive learning experience for visitors. Focusing on the local coastline, its biodiversity and important wildlife, visitors to The Deep will be able to experience our coastline in new and engaging ways.


Katy Duke, CEO at The Deep said “2022 marks our 20th anniversary, and we are very excited to have this opportunity to re-imagine our local environment and combine digital and hands on experiences, to create an emotional connection with the sea”.


The update of Cool Seas will include a variety of immersive exhibits, audio visuals and interactive displays. With education, inspiration, creativity and audience participation at the root of the project.

Updates will be split across three areas, including a mesmerising, high-tech jellyfish and plankton exhibits as well as a focus on the energetic shoreline.


Additional exhibitions will showcase some of the fantastic restoration and re-wilding projects undertaken by colleagues at the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and showcase other organisations working to benefit the local environment such as the Humber Nature Partnership.


Biffa Award is a multi-million-pound fund that helps to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to communities and environmental projects across England and Northern Ireland as part of the Landfill Communities Fund.


Rachel Maidment, Biffa Award Grants Manager added “The Deep’s Cool Seas project promises to be one of innovation and education, giving visitors a unique opportunity to see our coastline and marine life like never before. Biffa Award is privileged to be part of this exciting new experience to mark The Deep’s 20th anniversary. We can’t wait to see the new exhibits when they are complete.”

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