Plans are being drawn up for a new attraction which we hope could be open in 2019, maybe 2020. Our new Zoo Museum will have three core displays.
1 - it will showcase model zoos and toy animals made in Germany, France, the UK, Denmark, East Germany and Czechoslovakia during the 20th Century. The animals and the models were often copied from the zoo buildings, enclosures and animal species of their time. They provide a fascinating insight into times gone by.
2 - in addition, the Museum will display information about the zoos which have opened and closed within our visitor catchment area. There is a surprising number, and details and knowledge of them is being rapidly forgotten.
3 - the third area will focus on exhibits and attractions of the past which are often unknown to modern generations, who know nothing of Chimps Tea Parties, Elephant Rides or Llama Carts; let alone human exhibits in Zoos, be they ethnic peoples in Germany or premature babies in America...