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Booth Museum of Natural History

Features Animals
Open Now: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM
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Such a unique experience. Full of stuffed dead animals everywhere. Kids loved reading up about... read more

Reviewed January 13, 2019
Hastings, United Kingdom

There's not really anywhere else like this, although the Gallery of Comparative Anatomy in Paris... read more

Reviewed December 14, 2018
Southampton, United Kingdom
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The Booth Museum is all about birds, butterflies, fossils, and bones. Founded as a Victorian collector’s private museum, the Booth Museum now brings natural history to life with interactive displays and ‘hands on’ activities.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
194 Dyke Road, Brighton BN1 5AA, England
+44 300 029 0900
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Reviewed January 13, 2019

Such a unique experience. Full of stuffed dead animals everywhere. Kids loved reading up about all the different stuffed breeds on show. A huge collection on show.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MrsBsTravels
Reviewed December 14, 2018

There's not really anywhere else like this, although the Gallery of Comparative Anatomy in Paris comes close in feel, with a Very Victorian army of skeletons and stuffed birds rampaging around with gay abandon. One of my favourite natural history collections, and I've been to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank DrGnommi
Reviewed November 14, 2018

Yes. It’s full of stuffed birds. Loads of long dead stuffed birds. But wow. I left there feeling more curious about the world and more conscious of the vulnerability of life. Seeing extinct specimens kind of gets you that way. The museum was also extremely...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Just-become-a-mrs
Reviewed October 31, 2018

My granddaughter loved the skeletons and minerals on display. A really extensive collection , I wasn’t too keen on the large numbe4 of stuffed birds, but a great way to spend a couple of hours. Nice park opposite too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sheilahorton20
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Wonderful and unusual exhibits. Really nice staff. Very enjoyable visit, will definitely go back again as there's so much to see!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank mariaflynnuk
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

I went to this museum after moving to be with my partner in Brighton and starting to explore a bit. It's wonderful, full of cases of curiously yet realistically arranged vistas of every type of bird! Plus every type of animal skeleton one could think...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Nickcavedoll
Reviewed October 13, 2018

The place has seen better days but it's stuffed to the gunnels with exhibits for the days when our forefather stuffed anything they could kill and this place is a testament to the collecting mania that existed yesteryear. This place really is for adults ad...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Great little museum filled with all things natural history. A little odd at times but that’s the Victorians all over really isn’t it! Good way to spend some time and with free entry you can’t really complain.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Chloe G
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

In today’s world, how can you rate anything that’s free as less than 5 stars? Take an hour out of your day and take a step back into a macabre Victorian display comprised of all of your favourite animals expertly preserved in formaldehyde. Some say...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

We came across the Booth Museum by accident having visited the (excellent) Brighton Open Air Theatre directly opposite. A very interesting couple of hours spent here, but I had to keep reminding myself that this is a typical Victorian collection because I found some displays...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Charlotte R
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To confirm previous answers we are happy to welcome visitors with assistance dogs only.