Friday 18 January 2013

The museum's huge collections of moths and butterflies | charting the development of a chick | original journals of Edward Booth, founder of the museum, in the archives | a slightly terrifying, slightly hilarious preserved bat | some kind of sea creature/sponge in the ocean based rooms | a cyclops kitten in a jar - scary! - the ferris wheel on Brighton seafront

More images from my trip to the Booth Museum of Natural History in Brighton last week. It's home to some amazing examples of natural history; fossils, full skeletons, taxidermy and even a bizarre modern-day frog inside an ancient rock. For what seems like a little place (especially coming from something like the Natural History Museum in London), it's stuffed to the brim with interesting and beautiful things, and well worth a visit in my opinion! I was there photographing the displays for my friend Abi as part of her dissertation, and I'm so glad I've found it - I love Brighton anyway but this is just another little gem to add to it.


  1. Ohh, I'd never heard of this place before & I've been to Brighton quite a few times now too. I'll definitely be adding it to my list of places to visit. That cyclops kitten is both terrifying & strangely fascinating!

  2. The best part of your post is the outstanding photographs. I read for this only. I was on an official tour there, but after one day there, this place looked amazing to me. I visited a museum in Brighton and many food places, overall I would love to go there again..