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Booth Museum of Natural History

194 Dyke Road, Brighton BN1 5AA, England
44-1273-292777
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Ranked #22 of 60 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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English first
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25 reviews 25 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
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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
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
49 helpful votes 49 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
16 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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