October 2018 will see The Deep in Hull, UK hosting the 33rd European Union of Aquarium Curators (EUAC) Conference. The EUAC Conference is the biggest annual gathering of European public aquarium professionals.

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Ticket sales are now closed for this event. For enquires or further information please contact clair.rush@thedeep.co.uk  

The event will take place from Monday 15 to Thursday 18 October 2018 as we are delighted to invite you all to join us. The EUAC Conference offers an unique opportunity to network with public aquaria professional in a relaxed environment as we gather to discuss and present important industry topics and initiatives. EUAC conferences assembles the largest group of aquatic curators, aquarists, LSS operators, directors and more from large and small public aquaria and zoos from all over Europe.

The conference starts on Monday evening with an ice breaker event, followed by three days of presentations and discussions, culminating in an end of conference celebration on Thursday evening. The event will take place in two main locations; The Deep itself and the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Hull City Centre.  

Please note, delegates are not required to arrive until 5pm on Monday. 


EUAC Member (early bird - available until 31 May 2018)£250
EUAC Member (standard rate)£275
Non EUAC Member (early bird - available until 31 May 2018)£335
Non EUAC Member (standard rate)£360

The prices shown above include lunches throughout the conference as well as the celebration event. 


Looking for a hotel in Hull? We’ve selected some of the closest hotels to the conference venue, please see these below:

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel - £99 per double room, single occupancy
24 Ferensway
Tel: 01482 755500 
Book rooms via their website - please make sure to add the special rate code of 'GEUAC' to access our preferential rate. Alternatively email reservations@doubetreehull.com. 

Travelodge - please see website for rates
Pryme St
Tel: 0871 984 6473
Book rooms via their website 

Holiday Inn Express - please see website for rates
80 Ferensway
Kingston Upon Hull
Tel: 01482 485700
Book rooms via their website 


By Air

The nearest airports to The Deep are Humberside (21 miles), Doncaster Sheffield (54 miles), Leeds Bradford (76 miles) and Manchester (111 miles). 

By Train

The nearest train station to The Deep is Hull Interchange. Taxis are available from outside the station (Hull Interchange) for approximately £5 single fare. To walk to The Deep from the station, exit the station and cross the road towards House of Fraser department store and then follow the pedestrian signs to The Deep. A pedestrian footbridge provides a link to and from The Deep and the Old Town's Museum Quarter and City Centre shops. 

By Car

The Deep can be accessed from the West of Hull on the A63. It is signposted from the A15, A63 and the Humber Bridge. Please enter the postcode HU9 1TU when using a Sat Nav. This will take you to Tower Street, Hull, which is the nearest main road to The Deep. 

By Ferry

Daily overnight ferries run to from Rotterdam and Zeebrugge to Hull.

More information on sailing times and bookings can be found on the P&O website.

From the Port you will need to then take a bus or taxi. The bus timetable can be found here and costs approximately £3.25 single fare. Taxi's to the city centre are approximately £10 single fare.

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Monday 15 OctoberIce breaker6pm - 8:30pmThe Deep
Tuesday 16 OctoberConference8:30am - 5:30pmDouble Tree by Hilton Hotel
Wednesday 17 OctoberConference8:30am - 5:30pmDouble Tree by Hilton Hotel
Thursday 18 OctoberConference8:30am - 5:30pmDouble Tree by Hilton Hotel
Thursday 18 OctoberGala party7:30pm - 12amThe Deep


This year we are doing things a little differently! We want to minimise the use of paper and so the conference program has gone digital! Please sign up to the WHOVA App to access important information on:

This is a great way to build your digital EUAC profile and use it to network with other attendees both before and during the conference, or just a great way to find a good bar (when we’ve uploaded them!)

Once you have downloaded the WHOVA App on your phone or computer, simply search for ‘The European Union of Aquarium Curators’ and sign in! We will be updating the App as EUAC 2018 approaches so please keep an eye out for new information. We understand that this might not be for everyone, but we very much appreciate your help with minimising the footprint of EUAC 2018.

See you in EUAC digi space!


We like to make things easy for our delegates so here is a map showcasing some of the best places to eat and drink whilst you are with us in Hull. There's lots to see and do in the City too, so why not add a trip to the Museums Quarter or Hull Marina into your visit. Find out more here

You can also find out other key information here including medical services. 

Plan your visit

Opening Times

  • Open daily from 10am until 6pm. We are closed on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
  • Last admission is at 5pm, although we recommended you to arrive no later than 4pm
  • The Deep’s peak times are between 11am – 2pm, should you prefer a quieter environment please visit outside these times.
  • Car parking is available costing £3 for six hours. It can become full during school holidays. Alternative car parks can be found here

The Deep Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP

01482 381000 Any questions?

SAT NAV (HU9 1TU) this will take you to Tower Street, Hull, the nearest main road to The Deep.

Ticket Prices

Type of ticket Online On the day
Adult £12.15 £13.50
Child (aged 3 to 15) £10.35 £11.50
Children under 3 FREE FREE
Student* £11.25 £12.50
Senior (60+) £11.25 £12.50
Family of 4 (max 2 adults) £40.50 £45.00
Family of 5 (max 2 adults) £49.05 £54.50
Essential carer FREE FREE

* in full time education, valid NUS, University card or proof of age is required for school and Sixth form students.

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Safety Update

The Deep takes the safety and security of its staff and visitors seriously and continue to work with Counter Terrorism Police Officers to review security regimes on a regular basis. Whilst the details of such plans cannot be shared we have in place measures to respond to changes in the threat levels for international terrorism. In light of recent events the security within the building and external spaces has been reviewed.

For the safety and reassurance of visitors, The Deep reserves the right to carry out random bag searches at reception. To avoid delays, please avoid bringing large bags and rucksacks.

As per Government guidelines more information on how to play your part can be found on line. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/stay-safe-film https://www.mi5.gov.uk/what-you-can-do

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