Booth Museum of Natural History

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Booth Museum of Natural History
Booth Museum of Natural History, Dyke Road, Brighton (IoE Code 480614).JPG
The museum from the southwest
Booth Museum of Natural History is located in Brighton & Hove
Booth Museum of Natural History
Location within Brighton and Hove
Established 1874
Location 194 Dyke Road, Brighton, East Sussex, England BN1 5AA
Coordinates 50°50′14″N 0°09′12″W / 50.8373°N 0.1532°W / 50.8373; -0.1532
Type Natural history museum
Collection size 500,000 (approx.)
Public transit access Brighton railway station;
Brighton & Hove Buses routes 14,14C,27
Website Home page

Booth Museum of Natural History is a municipally-owned museum of natural history in the city of Brighton and Hove in the South East of England. It is part of "Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton and Hove".[1] Admission is free.

The museum opened in 1874[2] to house the British bird collections of Edward Booth. He donated the museum to the city in 1890.[3]

The museum continues to feature Victorian-style dioramas of British birds in their habitat settings, as well as collections of butterflies, and British fossils and animal bones. It is now home to a collection of 525,000 insects, 50,000 minerals and rocks, 30,000 plants and 5,000 microscopic slides.[4]

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The Booth Museum was founded in 1874 by naturalist and collector Edward Thomas Booth.[5] The museum was opened under Brighton civic ownership in 1891.[6] In 1971 the Booth became a Museum of Natural History.[7]

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Coordinates: 50°50′14″N 0°09′12″W / 50.8373°N 0.1532°W / 50.8373; -0.1532