Booth Museum of Natural History
Learn all about birds, butterflies, fossils, bones and skeletons at this interesting and quirky museum founded in 1874 by Edward Booth, an ornithologist. His ambition was to try and capture an example of every single British bird in existence.
See a magnificent selection of stuffed birds, which are displayed using the Victorian method of ‘environmental diorama’ that sets them off in their natural environment. Afterwards be amazed at the colourful collection of 650 types of butterflies and enjoy looking at the fossil and bone collection dating back to when dinosaurs and woolly rhinos roamed Sussex.
Natural history is really brought to life at this museum where interactive displays and ‘hands-on’ activities will keep the whole of the family occupied for hours.
The museum still retains a unique and quirky charm with its focus on taxidermy, fossils, bones and skeletons. But the museum also focuses on modern concerns of conservation and protection of the planet.
Opening Times: Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 2-5pm
Closed Thu (Open Bank Holiday Mondays)
Costs: Entrance is free.
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For further information please visit: http://www.brightonmuseums.org.uk