Booth Museum of Natural History | Day Out With The Kids

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Booth Museum of Natural History

Brighton, East Sussex, England

Attraction Information

  • Museums and Art Galleries icon Museums and Art Galleries

Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Indoor

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.


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Parking Available Nearby Parking Available Nearby

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Booth Museum of Natural History's website
03000 290900

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

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

More Information

Eating information

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


Accessible toilet provided.

Gift shop

Gift shop selling books, postcards, toys and gifts on a natural history theme as well as tickets for museum events.


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