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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
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 14:00 - 17:00
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Absolut fantastic museum

If you think for a good natural museum, as a German you directly think to the Museum König in Bonn or the Senckenberg-Museum in Frankfurt, two of the best Museums in Germany I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you think for a good natural museum, as a German you directly think to the Museum König in Bonn or the Senckenberg-Museum in Frankfurt, two of the best Museums in Germany I would say. But the Booth Museum of Natural History is in my opinion, in the same line. It is absolutely awesome. Of course it it quite small... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A really great day out and it's free! A fantastic selection of bones and beasts to check out. Really good fun.

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little museum that has been in operation for years. The personal collection amalgamated here is impressive, if not a little obscene if it was collected today! Nevertheless there is lots to look at and learn. A chance to see some animals up close that you probably wouldn't get to see in the wild. Nice to have a wander around... More 

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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit. I went here during the Snow dog tour and was surprise just by how many different types of birds they had.

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Thank Michael H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is small. So don't expect a full day of activity. It is essentially a taxidermist's dream. Loads of cases full of an enormous variety of stuffed animals, displayed around the edges of the building and an interactive section through the middle. Worth a look.

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Thank Travelling G
Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Fairly basic natural history museum, but considering it costs nothing and is made up of items from a personal collection it's worth a visit. Lots of taxidermy animals, some done well others not so. Some of the signs like to point out that Mr Booth who "gathered" the collection enjoyed shooting all animals, and you can definitely see that as... More 

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Thank Doug B
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Having walked down by the beach and got blown about and rained on we decided it was time to do something for our little one. On entering we couldn't believe the birds that they had near the entrance! Mr Booth had a passion for British birds and the collection is massive, they have birds I have never seen - naturally... More 

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Thank Spencer V
Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

This museum developed out of one Victorian man's private collection of stuffed birds, and other animals, he had shot. It still houses his collection. Some might say it's a shame how this part of the museum's collection was gathered, and it is, but equally it would be a bigger shame, and a waste, not to use it. They are presented... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

This has an amazing collection of birds, butterflies and bones. Unless you have a real interest in taxidermy or skeletons, you will whizz round very quick. Some of the bird displays were amazing for the work that has been carried out with no apparent damage to them, and the fact that the colours haven't faded on the feathers is amazing.... More 

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Wickford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

I only went in here as I was on a walking trail and there was a sculpture in here that I wanted to find however I'm glad I found this place and was very impressed by it. It's free to enter and like a tardis inside. The size of the collection is really large. There are lots of very lifelike... More 

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