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Booth Museum of Natural History

Address: 194 Dyke Road, Brighton BN1 5AA, England
Phone Number: 44-1273-292777
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Ranked #20 of 80 Attractions in Brighton
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Attraction details
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Aylesbury
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

An interesting place to visit, my daughter loves to go every time we visit Brighton. It's free and there are plenty of animal specimens on display. May help a homework project!

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This museum is truly amazing a must go to, hop on the 27 bus in the town and get ready to be in ore. not sure about the way the annuals got there but it was done in Victorian times they are known for their macabre ways. Fascinating !!! Open at 9:00 closes at 12: 30 opens again at 13;30,... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I used to go to this museum as a child. Usually i was somewhat perturbed by the smell of the place and the look of the birds in the cabinets. I didn't really understand why they were here. Going back there earlier last year brought so many childhood memories back. That smell of the museum was exactly the same!! You... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We went here as a day visit with the kids and its a great little museum of Animals around the world. Kept the children amused for 1 hour as they wanted to see everything slowy- plus for free entry it's great on a rainy summers day.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Last Sunday was one of those days which is unfortunately all too familiar for those of us who live in the UK. From about 7 am there had been continuous driving rain. The sort that gets under you're umbrella and offers no hint of respite. 2 of the best things to do in Brighton were off limits then. The glorious... More 

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Canvey, null, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

As we are Booths we just had to visit and we were really really surprised and impressed. A massive collection of taxidermy along with info on the founder, precious gemstones, skeletons and other exhibits. All set in an imposing Victorian building and FREE. Kids will love seeing all the animals, easy to find easy to park opposite and a nice... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I visited this small but beautiful museum with 2 grandchildren. We walked from the station and took a bus back. We found the whole museum charming; so much history. We all enjoyed seeing the animal and bird skeletons and the Victorian parlour. Birds and Butterflies were obviously of great interest to Henry Booth. Don't miss the mummified toad inside a... More 

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Boise Idaho
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98 reviews 98 reviews
35 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

so classic Victorian collection turned museum. Equal parts fascinating and creepy. Well worth it. The staff is smart, informed, helpful, and very engaging. The museum is outside the town center, we took a taxi out and a bus back, which was very easy. The highlights are of course the birds, but the skeletons in the back as well as all... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
16 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Benjamin invited me to take him to see the Lions (and the roaring Tigers, and enormous camels and things, There are biffalo-buffalo-bisons, and a great big bear... [with apologies to Christopher Robin]). Benjamin is (of course) only 17 months old. He is, however, able to take great pleasure from this glorious Victorian museum - mostly stuffed animals in glass cabinets... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

With seemingly countless stuffed exhibits, what's not to like? I particularly enjoyed the very fierce looking thylacine, which is not to be missed! It's not too far to walk from the town centre, so if you have some free time and fancy doing something different then it's definitely worth a visit.

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