Visit our recreation of Mr Booths study, where you can play the part of a Victorian naturalist.
This space invites you to sit and relax in one of the comfy armchairs and flick through a Victorian photo album or maybe read a book. There are costumes to try on to help with your Victorian transformation, as well as a table with games to play.
Booth Museum founder Edward Booth may have been unusually enthusiastic in collecting specimens from the natural world, but this was a common pursuit for the typical Victorian gentleman.
The study is a calm space with lots to look at and investigate from his collections. Mr Booths desk is full of shells and Victorian curiosities. We invite you to sit at this desk and make yourself at home.
Birds, shells and other curiosities
In the Victorian era when trophy hunting was common, Edward Booth collected for the purpose of research and study.
He was an early naturalist, looking closely at British birds and how they lived in their natural habitats. The collection in his study reflects what an early naturalist might have had on display.
Picturing Mr Booth in this environment reminds us how our values have changed over time. Today, the conservation and protection of wildlife is our priority.