Brighton Zoo seems to have been open from 1948 to 1952 (some sources differ, but all personal accounts and photos seem to come from this date range), on a site now occupied by Withdean Stadium.
Previous Brighton zoos ...
So far, we've also found references to:
- Ireland's Royal Gardens, which used to be just north of the current The Level, briefly included a Menagerie.
- Kisling's "Zoo and Aquarium History" (2000) lists a "New Brighton Zoo (Brighton, England) as having been in existence from 1900-1910
, and there might also have been some sort of zoo operating in Brighton (perhaps private?) in the 1920s. We'll update this page if we find more details.