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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
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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Have visited before with a group of adults and loved this little gem of a museum then-took family this weekend and love it even more! Seeing how delighted my nephew was with all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pros - museum is free! - has rare exhibits you won't find in other museums, e.g. skeletons of various animals, heads of trophy animals, so I found it quite interesting Cons - size: you'd be hard pressed to spend more than one hour in the whole place - layout: most of the floor displays are taken up with birds or... More 

Thank zigzagzag
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Have visited before with a group of adults and loved this little gem of a museum then-took family this weekend and love it even more! Seeing how delighted my nephew was with all the displays and interactive exhibits was great. The museum is really well curated and the people who work/volunteer there are friendly and helpful, making the experience even... More 

Thank flash21
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to the Booth museum several times over the years, mainly when I was a kid and I was always fascinated by the animals and learning about them. It used to fascinate yet scare me as a child and yet I'd still ask to go back haha! My favourite room is the skeleton area, I'd always be in... More 

Thank KQuinni
Brighton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Always so many animals to see. You have to keep going back as there is so much. Amazing displays of mammal bones and insects. Very interesting to learn about Mr Booth himself.

Thank AmytravelsBrighton
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

The Booth Museum is brilliant, a real throwback to Victorian times, filled with stuffed birds and skeletons and jars of formaldehyde and quirky paraphernalia, with no fancy rubbish such as virtual simulations or interactive exhibits. I was glad there was electricity. There was very little information at all actually but that just stimulated the imagination and curiosity. You know you're... More 

Thank Brombags
Brighton, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The Booth museum is a bit of a 'one of a kind'. It's stuffed full of taxidermy (forgive the punning!) and is just really interesting for a wander around. Loads of different animals and birds, and is really informative too. Would highly recommend for a couple of hours on a wet afternoon!

Thank Laura D
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in at the museum as it was raining and we wanted an indoors activity. Best range of preserved birds I've ever seen. There is also a Tasmanian Tiger which is incredibly rare. Wide range of skeletons from a huge variety of animals and an extensive butterfly collection. Free entry but any donations are gladly accepted. Please note that it... More 

Thank Brooke O
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Could spend hours in here, there's a huge variety of birds on display here, a good opportunity to get up close and see what these species look like without having to disturb them. My favourite area has got to be the skeleton room - they are displayed wonderfully, it's so interesting to look at these skeletons side by side and... More 

Thank Sharna W
Brighton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

This museum is an absolute gem of Brighton. I was expecting a small collection but was pleasantly surprised to find row upon row of interesting artefacts. We spent a good hour or so trawling through the collection of stuffed animals and insects. Cannot stress enough how important it is to donate the recommended £3. It's well worth the money and... More 

Thank DoodleDoop
Horsham, United Kingdom
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1,054 reviews
867 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 805 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Had never been here before and was pleasantly surprised at how large and well-kept the displays are. This place began as the private collection of one Victorian individual and is similar therefore in many ways to the Natural History Museum at Tring, though not quite as large. The emphasis is mainly on birds here although there is plenty of variety,... More 

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