Episode 10: Frogs & Formaldehyde

The Booth Museum of Natural History is a museum of Victorian taxidermy (notably of British birds), but also insects, fossils, bones and skeletons. On TripAdvisor it has been described as “a place of wonder, with a bit of terror thrown in.”

In this episode Sophie is joined by Lee Ismail, Curator of Natural Sciences at the Booth, who introduces the museum and explains its origins. Sophie also spends some more time with Lavender Jones, long-standing volunteer at RPM and Zak Flannery, Visitor Services Officer, who provide anecdotes from their experience of working at the Booth.

 

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