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“Morbidly fascinating.”

Booth Museum of Natural History
Ranked #9 of 112 things to do in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed December 2, 2017 via mobile

Looks can be deceiving, as is the case with the the Booth museum. Pleasantly laid out inside with friendly staff. The collection of birds and animals is fascinating, a truley impressive collection of birds and animals. If not slightly depressing to be surrounded by so many dead animals. Nice facillities. Worth a look for sure.

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Reviewed November 3, 2017 via mobile

This museum really needs to come into the 21st century. It is laid out like a typical Victorian museum - a collection of stuff to come and stare at rather than to engage with or learn from it. The bone room also features a young human skeleton - ethically questionable. You need to revisit museum policies on the respectful display of human remains.

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Reviewed September 18, 2017

this is a very interesting place to visit for kids as well as adults, lots of animals and exhibits to see. Very educational.

Thank Colin W
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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.

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.

Thank Alex E
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