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Booth Museum of Natural History

  • Brighton
  • Indoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction closed

As a result of the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, Booth Museum is currently closed to the public, however the gardens are still open. We'll keep this updated with news of when it might be open again, but always recommend to check before you travel.

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Attraction Information

Ever since Edward Booth opened the Booth Museum in 1874 with his lifetime collection of stuffed British birds, the museum has remained a fascinating, and quirky, celebration of natural history!

The variety of species of stuffed birds on display is magnificent and very high quality work. A true reflection of Mr Booth's noble (if morbid) ambition to try and capture an example of every single British bird in existence! The birds are displayed using the Victorian method of environmental diorama that sets them off in their natural habitats, so the inanimate nature of the birds rarely bothers the young ones, they look like they're part of an amazing 3D picture, and in pleasant natural looking surroundings.

There are also colourful butterfly collections with over 650 types on display! These are just as much fun for the younger kids to 'ooh' and 'aah' at as they are for buddings lepidopterists, with an amazing range of size, shape and colour that's fascinating to all ages.

The fossil and bone collections date back to when dinosaurs and woolly rhinos roamed Sussex and is a great educational resource for those backing up school work as well as being a genuinely fascinating collection just to peer at.

Plus, get really hands-on with natural history in the Interactive Discovery Gallery and at the many events and activities for families and children! Activities are aimed at kids' height and designed to appeal to and satisfy their urge to learn through doing.

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Opening hours

Monday to Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

Sunday 14:00 - 17:00

Closed 24 to 27 December, 31 December and 1 January.


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


194 Dyke Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 5AA, England

Phone number

03000 290900



Click here to visit Booth Museum of Natural History's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Yes, there are toilets and baby changing facilities.

Accessible toilet provided.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Booth Museum of Natural History has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Refreshments and children's play area close by in Dyke Road Park.

Yes, Booth Museum of Natural History is wheelchair friendly.

No, Booth Museum of Natural History have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Booth Museum of Natural History has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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