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Maps and guides

See how things have changed!

Here you will find some maps, guides and other printed literature from previous years. If you have anything not here, please contact me

Map gallery

.Thanks to Alex Flahive for some of these! (click thumbnail to view in new window)

1990 souvenir guidebook

1990Complete scans of the 1990 souvenir guidebook, with map.

Original mascots/characters

In the days before Dennis the Menace and even Dr. Chessington, there were three far more innocent and charming characters, holding on to the zoo roots. These were Livingstone the lion, Mr. Ming the panda, and a badger whose name I don't know! Until just a few years ago, their faces took pride of place above the main entrance. Click the thumbnail to see a large image.

1950s aerial photo

With thanks to Chris Baiely, this aerial photo shows Chessington Zoo in the early 1950s. Note that the orientation is different to that of the park maps. Click here to view it in a new window. (88K)