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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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This is an excellent Victorian natural history museum, put together by Mr Booth, who was a pioneer in both systematic collection and the exhibition of specimens. Traditional... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
David C
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an excellent Victorian natural history museum, put together by Mr Booth, who was a pioneer in both systematic collection and the exhibition of specimens. Traditional display of animals, particularly birds, in cases. So many museums have removed such exhibits due to being 'old fashioned' and non-interactive, but these are still fascinating and our daughter loved this museum.

Thank David C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

After having visited the Natural History Museum of London, the museum in Brighton seemed a bit disappointing. The museum seemed to be a bit old, I found the atmosphere oppressive. The stuff bear at the entrance looked like he got run over by a truck.

Thank Eloooise_P
London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Wanted to take the kids out, but the weather wasn't great - so looked for a local museum. Came across Booth museum of natural history and went along. It was very informative and interesting. All created in a different time, but it was interesting to see the artefacts up closer than you would normally get. One to keep on the... More 

Thank tommo_t1000
Brighton UK
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69 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Faded victorian animal stuffing. Great for the kids not so good for the animals Booth shot. Helpful, friendly and packed. Full of atmosphere.

Thank old_anselmian
Crawley, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

A short #27 bus ride from the clock tower. It is associated with Brighton's main museum. Mainly birds plus interesting animal skeletons and some local minerals on display. Tourist shop prices there were quite reasonable!

Thank LXXI
Brighton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

My grandson took me here as he knows how much i like birds! It is a great venue on a rainy day. Good that it is free....you can leave a donation if you wish. Very good for young kids to keep them busy and full of informations. Will go again.

Thank angelomartinoli
York, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Stepped into the museum as we were passing that way and was delighted by the quirkiness of it! Exhibits very interesting and a good way to spend time on a rainy day! Get yourself there!

Thank youmaybeadaring
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

It's such a delightfully old-fashioned museum, with a very Victorian feel to it. The boxed bat skeletons are completely bizarre and loved them. I haven't been for a while but heading back very soon.

Thank 11London1111
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Been here several times and always spot something new like stepping back in time a old type of museum but if you a bit squeamish maybe not the place to go

Thank Diane G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

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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