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Booth Museum of Natural History

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Address: 194 Dyke Road, Brighton BN1 5AA, England
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+44 300 029 0900
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 14:00 - 17:00
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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an unexpected little gem!

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... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2016
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 28 May 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 

Thank 925Katie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 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.

Thank T Elaine S
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 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.

Thank damon l
Brighton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Often hosts interesting exhibitions. Small and intimate - can almost see the dust. I love it, personally. Parking can be difficult. Double yellows outside, but pay-for-parking futher up the road near the garage.

Thank arghrr
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We had a great time here. The small size means you're not overwhelmed and because it's FREE you don't feel you have to take it all in. Brilliant old-museum smell and interesting exhibits. Great way to identify our native birds.

Thank Sally C
Peacehaven, England, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

I am ashamed to say that I have lived in Brighton my whole life and yet I have never visited the Booth Museum. Took my five year old daughter here today (14/3/16) to have a look. Firstly, it's free to enter - they just ask for donations to help keep the place going, which I understand is under threat, sadly.... More 

1 Thank JD G
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016

It is sad that years ago people thought that killing birds and animals was a good way of showing other people, but that was before the invention of photography. However, we can't undo the past; this was interesting in displaying a variety of creatures in their own habitat. It was free entry, but donations gratefully received. Closes for lunch, so... More 

1 Thank SurreySuitcase
Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2016

Fantastic place to spend a few quiet hours discovering an incredible collection. Could do with more information on the status of many of these native species to Britain today - plenty of information on conservation projects etc that would make lovely displays.

Thank Morven R
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Booth was a Victorian naturalist who travelled the world slaughtering the animals he found there. I think he killed everything in the museum. It's an amazing collection and I don't condone it at all but in those days the mindset to the world and the people & animals on it was very different. This place is fascinating but I'm glad... More 

1 Thank SquidlingKing
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Great for childern & adults alike you can really get close up to the items on display not your normal museum and free entry is a bonus .

Thank icoffice

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