The Mammal collection ranges from taxidermied rodents to the bones of great whales.
The museum houses a small taxidermy collection of mammal specimens. These are mostly local mammals, trophy heads and research skins. Far larger is the osteological (bone) collections. These were once the contents of Frederick W. Lucas’ museum, based in Rottingdean, but after WW1 he donated his entire collection to Brighton Museum.
His magnificent articulated skeletons make up the osteological gallery at the Booth Museum.
There are also spirit preserved mammal specimens and human remains.
Please note: Unless specified for scientific use or archaeological in nature, the Human remains are under restricted access awaiting recognised research for the purpose of repatriation.
In preparation for full gallery refurbishment a small section of the osteology gallery is covered for preparatory work. The temporary walls are used for photographic displays during this time. Please look at the What’s On section for updates on temporary exhibitions in this space.