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Opening Times

  • Open daily from 10am until 6pm
  • Last admission is at 5pm, although we recommended you to arrive no later than 4pm
  • We are closed on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
  • The Deep’s peak times are between 11am – 2pm, should you prefer a quieter environment please visit outside these times.
  • Car parking is available at a cost of £2 for four hours

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 £11.25 £12.50
Child (aged 3 to 15) £9.45 £10.50
Children under 3 FREE FREE
Student* £10.35 £11.50
Senior (60+) £10.35 £11.50
Family of 4 (max 2 adults) £36.90 £41.00
Family of 5 (max 2 adults) £44.55 £49.50
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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Welcome to The Deep, the 2017 venue for the BIAZA AGM and Annual Conference.

Taking place on Tuesday 16, Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 May, this event will focus on a theme of 'Cultured Thinking: Placing Zoos and Aquariums within the Cultural Landscape of Britain and Ireland'. 

During the year in which Hull, a city coming out of the shadows, has been designated the City of Culture, BIAZA will take pause to look at how our zoos and aquariums fit into the culture of the United Kingdom and Ireland. You can see the current agenda here (correct as of March 2017). 


Two day conference plus gala dinner£315
Two day conference without gala dinner £285
Wednesday conference only£155
Thursday conference only£150
Gala dinner only£65


This year will feature three inspiring keynote speakers:

Talita Jenman, BIAZA Guest Speaker

Talita has worked in the arts for over 15 years. She has just completed an MA in Art and Visual Culture at The University of Westminster where she specialised in the representation of non-human animals. She previously ran the Arts & Culture programme at ZSL London Zoo including the 'Authors for Animals' programme and 'The Saturday Sketch' where she developed a passion for exploring human and animal interrelationships in art and culture.

She lectures at the National Gallery on animal representations in their collection and on digital culture. She recently wrote her dissertation on animals and their representation on social media entitled 'From Cute To Canonised, An Exploration Of The Memetic Animal Online'. When not pursing academic work, Talita works with rock’n'roll band Rival Sons.

Dr. John Knight, Queen’s University, Belfast

Dr. John Knight completed his doctorate at the London School of Economics on the topic of depopoulation and social change in Japanese mountain villages. Before coming to Queen’s he held posts of Junior Research Fellow in Modern Japanese Studies at Wadham College Oxford (1992 – 1995) and then Research Fellow at the International Institute for Asian Studies, University of Leiden (1996 – 1999).

John Knight has undertaken extensive field research in rural Japan on a range of topics, including migration, forestry, farming and tourism, on which he has published widely. His man area of research is human-animal relations, including sportive hunting, wildlife pests and the use of animals in tourism. His most recent field research has been on Japanese monkey parks as sites of primatology and tourism.  

Fiona Dear, The Climate Coalition  

Fiona Dear is Campaign Manager at The Climate Coalition, responsible for running the coalition and overseeing campaigns. Fiona has worked with the climate coalition (previously known as Stop Climate Chaos). This has included helping to mobilise 50,000 people ahead of the Copenhagen climate talks in 2009 and overseeing four constituency climate lobbies with a minimal secretariat between 2010 and 2012. More recently she has helped develop the current public and political engagement campaign showing the love that are affected by climate change.

Previously Fiona worked in wildlife conservation and outreach to Latin American countries for climate campaign.  


There are a number of preferential deals available to delegates. They can be booked as follows:


Corporate sponsorship opportunities are also available for this event. Please email us or call 01482 381092 for more information.




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