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“Quirky gem”

Booth Museum of Natural History
Ranked #8 of 113 things to do in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

Visited the museum with a friend and our 4 year old girls. I also had a baby in a push chair and the entrance to the museum is up a very steep set of steps which was a bit tricky to negotiate but I am sure there is accessible access - worth checking if you are planning a visit.

The museum itself is free entry and is an eclectic mix of natural history exhibits and taxidermy. We all really enjoyed looking at the display cases and jars of curiosities. Very visual and stimulating for children. My daughter was a bit scared of the room of skeletons but it did have some really interesting displays. Overall the children were very engaged and enjoyed their visit.

The gift shop merchandise is very expensive but I guess if they are not charging entry then it is only fair they recoup their costs through shop sales. However one thing that let down our visit was the very grumpy till staff who clearly did not like children (or people!) much and told them off at any given opportunity - for example we watched a little girl pick up one of the masks to show her mum to which a member of staff shouted at her "are you going to buy that? No? Then put it down!" Completely unnecessary and heavy handed. I suggest they work on their people skills if they want the museum to maintain a steady revenue!

Apart from that experience we would definitely like to visit the museum again and on their website it looks like they have a great educational programme of events throughout the year.

Thank Sunnylou2016
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Reviewed August 4, 2017

A fantastic little museum. Walking around the best museums is like being able to wander around the mind and interests of the collector or collectors who created them. They are packed with exhibits and reflect the excitement and fascination with the natural world that created them. The Booth Museum is so packed with display cases that they had to stack some up almost out of sight up towards the ceiling. It is a wonderful collection and a great museum.

Thank Dennis S
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Reviewed July 3, 2017

dropped in here to fill a few hours with the kids ,they love it came away full of questions and some answers

Thank marty1963
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Reviewed July 2, 2017

If its extinct its here. World renowned butterfly and insect collection. if you are into biology and your creepy crawlies this is a fascination niche collection. If you are not doing a Masters Biology or over 5 you might find it a little dull. As a great park opposite for picnics with easy street parking (payment via mobile app).

Thank doug t
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Reviewed June 14, 2017

My kids have always loved visiting here.Amazing collection of species collected by Booth and it's in such a great location (nice walk to the park over the road afterwards).Not much you get for free that's this good!

Thank red_curtis_mutha
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