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Booth Museum of Natural History
Ranked #11 of 176 things to do in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 12 June 2013

The museums is full of stuffed animals and skeletons of many creatures. The museum is fairly small but you could still spend hours looking around. The staff are very helpful and knowledgeable.

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Reviewed 19 May 2013

This free public museum is a vast collection of the bird life of (primarily) the UK and Europe from one of Victorian England's preeminent naturalists. E T Booth is credited with being the father of natural setting dioramas and the museum is worth a good look to see the meticulously created displays that inspired the way nature is presented in museums all over the world. Be forewarned that the number of displays is huge and that on a dark day you WILL want more lighting. Try to imagine any individual putting together this much taxidermy in a lifetime, and you'll shake your head.

Thank Chuck G
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Reviewed 1 April 2013

Might be full of stuffed exhibits but look more closely and discover what else it has to offer - good area for children and visit in school holidays for other activities. Situated opposite a good park for children too. Good choice of gifts.

Thank Gillian T
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Reviewed 25 March 2013

A 150 year old [approx] collection of stuffed animals, birds, butterflies and skeletons. Really a museum of E T Booth who lived in Brighton, shot animals, learned taxidermy and didn't have any descendants to leave his collection to so they are now owned and displayed by the Brighton City Council.
Could well be frightening for young people unless they are really into bugs and skeletons. Stuffed birds in display form of 150 year ago and somewhat aged in presentation but may help if you are keen to identify various types of birds in UK. Some butterflies have faded from their original bright colours, to extent not really any help with identifying them in wild.
Free admission, helpful staff. Single storey. Don't think there is wheelchair access other than the several steps at main entrance.

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Reviewed 16 March 2013

Collected from a Victorian man and just a jumble of stuffed animals in old cases. Not for me sadly but oddly a part of Brighton's history.

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