Improved toilet facilities at the Booth Museum of Natural History

Work is about to begin at the Booth Museum of Natural History on Dyke Road, Brighton, to convert the existing large, accessible public WC into two new public toilets: one wheelchair-accessible and one standard cubicle. With increasing numbers visiting the museum for its popular early years workshops and out-of-hours/evening events, the extant facilities were unable to meet visitors’ needs and expectations, resulting in this work to double toilet provision at the Booth.

Listed Building Consent has been given for the work, which will be undertaken within the existing fabric and footprint of the museum and will not have any impact on the external elevations of the 1874 building.

The work is due to begin on Thursday, 27 April and is scheduled to be completed on Friday, 19 May. The museum will remain open throughout this period but its public toilet will not be available for use by visitors for the duration of the work. Royal Pavilion & Museums and Brighton & Hove City Council apologise for any inconvenience caused by this, and museum staff will be pleased to direct visitors to alternative facilities including a wheelchair accessible WC located close to the Booth Museum in Dyke Road Park.

Any queries or concerns about this work from members of the public should be directed to Chris Drake, Development and Operations Manager for Preston Manor and the Booth Museum of Natural History on chris.drake@brighton-hove.gov.uk.  Press enquiries should be initially directed to Jo.Nightingale@brighton-hove.gov.uk / 01273 296718.

 

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