Booth Museum of Natural History

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Over half a million specimens, natural history literature and data extending back over three centuries are housed in this fascinating museum, including hundreds of British birds displayed in recreated natural settings. Plus butterflies, skeletons, a whale and dinosaur bones. Children and families can explore the Museum's collections through a variety of interactive displays in a new 'hands on' gallery. The Museum also organises an exciting programme of temporary exhibitions and events for adults, children and schools.

The entire collection of this museum is a Designated Collection of national importance.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Mon-Wed Fri Sat 10.00-17.00
Sun 14.00-17.00

Closed: Thurs

Admission charges

Free admission

The entire collection of the Booth Museum of Natural History is a Designated Collection of national importance.

The collections in the Booth Museum of Natural History were the first in Brighton to be Designated. Containing over 700,000 items, these collections are strong in world-wide and British insects, vertebrates (especially birds), UK plants and fossils.

Collection details

Natural Sciences, Archives

Key artists and exhibits

  • Designated Collection
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Puppy-dog Tales

  • 3 December 2016 2-3:30pm *on now

Join us for story-telling and craft sessions inspired by the city-wide Snowdogs by the Sea trail. Enjoy classic and new animal tales brought to life by our storyteller, and then get crafty by drawing your favourite real or fantasy animal. We will donate £1 from each ticket sale to The Martlets Hospice.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

Admission

£6 per child, members £5 per child, book in advance. 4-8 years. You can buy tickets by telephoning the Events Booking line on 03000 290902 (Mon-Fri) or in person at any of our venues. You can also email visitor.services@brighton-hove.gov.uk if you have any queries. A £1.50 booking fee may apply to some events. Tickets cannot be reserved without payment. Please book early as an event may be cancelled if too few tickets have been sold.

Website

http://brightonmuseums.org.uk/discover/events/event/puppy-dog-tales/

Mr Booth's Mini Museum Explorers: Winter Sparkles

  • 9 December 2016 10-11:30am

Early Years sessions include art activities, a museum expedition, a story and handling some museum objects. These sessions are for 2-5 year olds only.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

Admission

£5, members £4, book in advance. 2-5 year olds only. You can buy tickets by telephoning the Events Booking line on 03000 290902 (Mon-Fri) or in person at any of our venues. You can also email visitor.services@brighton-hove.gov.uk if you have any queries. A £1.50 booking fee may apply to some events. Tickets cannot be reserved without payment. Please book early as an event may be cancelled if too few tickets have been sold.

Website

http://brightonmuseums.org.uk/discover/events/event/early-years-sessions/

Mr Booth's Mini Museum Explorers: Winter Wonderland

  • 16 December 2016 10-11:30am

Early Years sessions include art activities, a museum expedition, a story and handling some museum objects. These sessions are for 2-5 year olds only.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

Admission

£5, members £4, book in advance. 2-5 year olds only. You can buy tickets by telephoning the Events Booking line on 03000 290902 (Mon-Fri) or in person at any of our venues. You can also email visitor.services@brighton-hove.gov.uk if you have any queries. A £1.50 booking fee may apply to some events. Tickets cannot be reserved without payment. Please book early as an event may be cancelled if too few tickets have been sold.

Website

http://brightonmuseums.org.uk/discover/events/event/early-years-sessions/

Booth Museum of Natural History
194 Dyke Road
Brighton & Hove
East Sussex
BN1 5AA
England

Website

www.brightonmuseums.org.uk

E-mail

visitor.services@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Telephone

03000 290900

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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