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“Really nice and even for free”

Booth Museum of Natural History
Ranked #9 of 115 things to do in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Booth Museum is all about birds, butterflies, fossils, and bones. Founded as a Victorian collector’s private museum, the Booth Museum now brings natural history to life with interactive displays and ‘hands on’ activities.
Reviewed August 31, 2017

We passed by this place more or less by accident - we spotted it on the way to Devil's Dyke and had read about it prior to that.

The museum is not overly big, however, it has a lot of interesting exhibits. Basically, it 's a collection of stuffed animals (well, and diverse parts of animals), but it is truly interesting to see. They truly try to put the visitor's education forward, however, for certain parts I would have wished for a little more text. In any case, one can see a lot of curious objects, often related to extinguished species (for example, a skeleton of a dodo bird is shown). The most impressive parts are probably the dinosaur bones and the different animals in jars of various sizes. It's an experience for sure.

As a final not, I should mention that the museum is for free! Of course, they are happy to receive donations in case you enjoyed the visit, but this is entirely on a voluntary basis. Such an approach is rare these days, and the Booth Museum is certainly an experience I would not like to miss.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Alexander M
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Reviewed August 24, 2017

Lots of vintage displays, really interesting, plus entry is free.
Mammals, birds, dinosaurs, reptiles and fish all on display, lots of interesting skeletons.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Alex E
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Reviewed August 23, 2017

Nice museum to walk through and see the enormous variation of birds, the large amount of skeletons and butterflies. The museum is easy to reach as it is outside the busy centre area. Parking available. Visit takes about 45 minutes and is free.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank 713nicov
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Reviewed August 15, 2017

Natural history museums have always interested me and this one was no exception. While it's a little off the beaten track (we caught a bus up there and back to the seafront afterwards), it was worth a visit. Focusing more on birds, there were a few other animals and a display of a Victorian room but not sure if it's a place someone would visit more than once.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Carnelian31
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Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

I went for my birthday with my partner, this place is brilliant!! Loved it!! The collections are extensive and amazing!! Friendly staff and knowledgeable!! I could spend days, weeks even months just walking around taking it all in!! Love this place

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank KezzlesK
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