Bristol Zoo Gardens was founded in 1835 by a group of eminent local citizens and opened to the public in 1836. That made 2011 our 175th year! To celebrate this, as well as looking ahead to the future we are also looking back through the last 175 years worth of history and achievements to offer more insights into the past of Bristol Zoo.
We have a selection of photos to view online from throughout our history at the links below (all open in new window). These photos will feature alongside many others in our history book - 'An illustrated history of Bristol Zoo Gardens' which is available to buy from our website and gift shop.