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Booth Museum of Natural History

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Closed 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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Brilliant way to spend an hour or so.

Yes. It’s full of stuffed birds. Loads of long dead stuffed birds. But wow. I left there feeling... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Havant, United Kingdom
Family visit on a cold wet afternoon

My granddaughter loved the skeletons and minerals on display. A really extensive collection , I... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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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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194 Dyke Road, Brighton BN1 5AA, England
+44 300 029 0900
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 31 October 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 31 October 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 Maria F
Reviewed 14 October 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 13 October 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
Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 1 October 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 1 October 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 16 September 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
Thank polofeb14
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Near bus stops & park. Ok but needs update . Very dull place but has interesting things to see on a rainy day .

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank musiclady2018
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday and had a great time. It is crammed full of unusual and interesting exhibits - we would definitely go again. We were surprised it was free as it was bigger than expected, definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Charlotte R
22 February 2016|
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To confirm previous answers we are happy to welcome visitors with assistance dogs only.