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Booth Museum of Natural History

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194 Dyke Road, Brighton BN1 5AA, England
+44 300 029 0900
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I went there as a small boy, some 70 years ago. It has hardly changed. The birds are just a bit... read more

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Bongtree2015
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Jersey, United Kingdom
Step back into the past

The exhibits have not changed since the 1860s, and are all the more interesting for that. New items... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Elizabeth T
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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194 Dyke Road, Brighton BN1 5AA, England
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"stuffed birds"
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"animal skeletons"
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"amazing collection"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"personal collection"
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"various animals"
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"private collection"
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"park opposite"
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"free entry"
in 11 reviews
"victorian times"
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"rainy day"
in 9 reviews
"gift shop"
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"on display"
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"interesting place to visit"
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"great park"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed today

I went there as a small boy, some 70 years ago. It has hardly changed. The birds are just a bit dustier and more bedrgaggled.

Thank Bongtree2015
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The exhibits have not changed since the 1860s, and are all the more interesting for that. New items have been introduced, and are well presented. All very interesting and well labelled. And it’s free!! Brilliant for children,particularly the shop which has really good quality fossils...More

Thank Elizabeth T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't been for years so decided to take my 2 year old who loves birds. He had a fantastic time looking at all the exhibits, as did I as a lover of taxidermy. Was sad to see the Walter Potter displays have gone tho. An...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're looking for something different to do on a rainy afternoon then check out this quirky and eccentric little museum. Unusual exhibits, huge array of taxidermy and a huge range of Victoriana (the Victorians were a little eccentric to say the least so you...More

Thank Miriam-kmo24
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

well Mr Booth certainly left a legacy - an incredible insight into what was acceptable in Victorian culture, how one man spent his time and money and how people thought about nature. all this and....the most incredible taxidermy that ive ever seen - spooky and...More

Thank Dilys W
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Built by a rich, Victorian rogue, but one who was devoted to wildlife, it's a very personnal expression of that devotion. The first ever museum to exhibit birds in their natural settings & other museums such as The Smithsonian (USA) etc, have copied the style....More

Thank marcus O
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

This museum is like stepping back in time and I hope that they never change it. It is fascinating to see this collection and well worth the bus ride to visit it. The staff were lovely.

Thank pauline r
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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Looks can be deceiving, as is the case with the the Booth museum. Pleasantly laid out inside with friendly staff. The collection of birds and animals is fascinating, a truley impressive collection of birds and animals. If not slightly depressing to be surrounded by so...More

1  Thank David B
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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

This museum really needs to come into the 21st century. It is laid out like a typical Victorian museum - a collection of stuff to come and stare at rather than to engage with or learn from it. The bone room also features a young...More

Thank owls2020
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

this is a very interesting place to visit for kids as well as adults, lots of animals and exhibits to see. Very educational.

Thank Colin W
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Charlotte R
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