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Booth Museum of Natural History

194 Dyke Road, Brighton BN1 5AA, England
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Ranked #23 of 83 attractions in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Natural History Museums
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

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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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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5 helpful votes 5 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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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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3 helpful votes 3 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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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

I had been here a while ago and enjoyed my visit. I had heard they had given the museum a spruce up so I took some friends to check it out. The display cases were indeed cleaner and the whole place lighter. The exhibits are still as interesting and the museum had enough exhibits for an hour or so. Best... More

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Horley, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Skeletons and stuffed birds, butterflies and insects, a perfect way to while away an interesting hour or so. Absolutely packed to the gunnels with stuff and we will be bringing the Grandchildren now that we have found it. Thank you for providing for such an amenity, shame the Victorian mansion house that was next door has been demolished and ugly... More

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Have been here a few times over the years. Still as interesting and strange as it always was, with its mix of stuffed birds and animals, skeletons, insects etc. Worth a visit.

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

The Booth Museum of Natural History on Dyke Road in Brighton it is packed full of stuffed animals (mostly birds) and skeletons of many creatures along with a great section of butterflies and insects. You can walk around the whole place in 15 mins but if you truly want to enjoy it i would suggest giving yourself an hour or... More

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Brighton, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We visited the museum today, a wet summers day. We had taken our children there when they were young and this time we took our 7 year old granddaughter. There is a lovely light airy foyer and a friendly welcome. Our granddaughter was a little concerned initially by the stuffed bird cabinets, but soon engaged. She was fascinated by the... More

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