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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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2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Fascinating. Been many times and never get bored!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
AmytravelsBrighton
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank AmytravelsBrighton
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

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Thank Laura D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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Thank Brooke O
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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 

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Thank Sharna W
Brighton, United Kingdom
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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 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

We spotted this little natural history museum in our guide book and were intrigued by the inclusion of a 'Merman' (a Victorian fake, but no less worth seeing for that!) It's a short walk out of the town centre, and there are buses from the station which stop opposite, so it's easy to get to. I've never been anywhere quite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

A wonderful place to take the kids to learn about the Victorian's obsession with hunting wild birds and animals and taxidermy. An awesome collection of birds, animals and butterflies. A must to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

There literally is no where quite like this place. It's worth a hour if your time. It's borders on being creepy.

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