National Speedway Museum


(Open Tuesday to Sunday 10.30-16.00)

Although we are known across the country for our vast collection of magnificent animals, we do like to venture into other areas too! Here at our Hertfordshire Zoo we make sure to cater for people of all ages and tastes, which is why one of the wonderful things you can visit whilst here is the National Speedway Museum!

Whether you have seen all of our animals and dinosaurs, have a genuine interest in Speedway, or just want somewhere to pop into to shelter from the rain, you can add a visit to the museum to your to do list and we can guarantee it’ll be one you'll be glad you ticked off!

Why is the National Speedway Museum in a Zoo?

The answer is simple: Peter Sampson. For those who aren’t yet aware of the legend behind the name, Peter Sampson is the illustrious owner of Hertfordshire Zoo (originally Paradise Wildlife Park) and was an accomplished speedway racer in the 1960s. He rode for teams such as Rayleigh, Hackney, Rye House, Swindon and Newcastle…quite an impressive list!

So when the idea of creating a National Speedway Museum came up, Peter swiftly offered it a home at our Park.

Our aim is to create something interesting for both existing Speedway enthusiasts and for all Hertfordshire Zoo visitors, who are yet to  experience the unique noise, smell, speed and sheer excitement of the sport!

So whether you’re a die-hard supporter or are new to Speedway, there are hundreds of exhibits and pieces of memorabilia to keep you entertained! Visit our museum shop on the way out and take home one of our great souvenirs to remember your trip to the National Speedway Museum.

The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday, 10:30-16.00.

The Speedway Museum is operated by volunteers of the National Speedway Riders Association.

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