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Booth Museum of Natural History

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Address: 194 Dyke Road, Brighton BN1 5AA, England
Phone Number: +44 300 029 0900
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Interesting and informative

We were visiting Brighton for the weekend as saw this museum online, and with free admission thought it would be worth going. I'm glad we did. It's not the biggest museum in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
Rachel M
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I loved this little museum, it's so wonderful. It's very small, but totally worth the visit for the amazing collection of animals. If you are like me and you love taxidermy and skeletons, you HAVE to go there, you will love it. I was especially excited to see a Leopard Seal skull in real life. Most of the specimens are... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

although the animals are beautiful and exotic. i disapprove what they have done to them. i believe that its cruelty and disrespectful.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

thousand and thousand of naturalized birds are displayed in this museum with no really educative purpose and I noticed several species mistake in the evolution of vertebrates part. I usually love natural history museum but I have been really disappointed when I visited this one, at least it's free...

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We were visiting Brighton for the weekend as saw this museum online, and with free admission thought it would be worth going. I'm glad we did. It's not the biggest museum in the world but they have made the most of the space they have with plenty of exhibits to look at. Lots of information, definitely learnt a few new... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Fantastic museum worth keeping an eye on their calender as they also host some great events like bbc wildlife photographer of the year exhibition Fantast history to the place too especially for those of the twitching fraternity .

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John C, Manager at Booth Museum of Natural History, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind comments! More 

Angmering, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

My daughter (4) loves this museum. She is into anything animal, particularly birds, dinosaurs and evolution so this museum ticked all the boxes for us. The Booth museum houses a grand display of taxidermy birds, all sitting in little cubicles decorated with props and grasses found in their natural Habitats. It's fascinating. Out the back they have a skeleton collection... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Went here as having lived in Brighton area all our lives it was a place we had never been too! Took our 2 boys aged 13&10yrs they loved it seeing all the taxidermy was so interesting. Without spoiling your visit there is so much to see and learn. What a great man Mr Booth was....he had nobody to leave this... More 

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Senior Reviewer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We love a trip to the booth museum. Its free with all donations welcome. My son enjoys all the information and history of the animals. Also seeing so many different types. We used to live in brighton so everytime we visit we have to add the museum to our trip. Its a great visit not to be missed.. Excellent..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

A small museum housing a lot of stuffed creatures. A visit won't take long, but as a view into a bygone era it's worth popping in.

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Top Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

A wonderful and quirky museum run by a team of helpful and enthusiastic volunteers. There is nowhere quite like this museum - a testament to the benevolent Victorian age!

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