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Booth Museum of Natural History

194 Dyke Road, Brighton BN1 5AA, England
44-1273-292777
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Ranked #27 of 85 Attractions in Brighton
Type: Natural History Museums
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
16 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The museum has some interesting items inside from stuffed animals to full skeletons and fossils. Easy to find and within walking distance from Brighton centre. Good place to visit if you have a spare hour. It is closed between 12 noon and 1:15 which was not seen on the website!

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Great in winter when you just can not feel your fingers and toes anymore, children seem to love it, free admission and one of it's kind.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Went to this place as a kid and always loved it. Now as a teen I'm taller so I can see more and have more knowledge hehe. Some of the animals may scare kids but are very interesting to look at. My only real complaint is that the place has stayed the same for years! They could do with adding... More

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Oxfordshire
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Amazing Victorian natural history museum. The website does not do it justice. This is not a normal town or county museum, but a bizarre and unique collection mainly put together by one person: Edward Booth (1840-1890). He set out to catch, kill, stuff and display every species of bird that ever visited Britain, including rare migrants, and these are all... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Wow - found this extremely interesting spot by chance and what a stroke of luck! Brilliant spot to spend a couple of hours steeped in Victoriana. What a talent Booth had for displaying his amazing collection. Took our Grandson and we all had a great time - lots of fantastic birds, gorgeous butterflies, animal skeletons in this wonderfully old fashioned... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I'm lucky enough to live fairly close to this museum and I have been coming here for a long time. My daughter also enjoys it and has been coming here for since she started walking. It is a very old fashioned type of museum with lots of dark wood and glass fronted displays mainly of birds. Many are set in... More

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Manchester
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91 reviews 91 reviews
38 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Must admit, I was not feeling too enthusiastic about going but I was told that there was a good park with a playground opposite where my granddaughter and her friend could let off steam. I found it fascinating to see the skill that the taxidermists have. The children ( both aged six) never once said the b word......BORING. In fact... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

I love these kinds of museums - stuffed animals, things in jars. I've been to a few around the world and was glad that this place had things I'd never seen before. There were lots of tiny skeletons - and the fish skeletons I found amazing. The tropical birds were stunning. I could spend hours in here. There were lots... More

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