An Eggcellent new addition to the collection

A Rhea view of an egg We receive no end of fantastic enquiries at the Booth Museum, perhaps snakes, bugs, meteorites, flints and bones being amongst the most common. So it really is refreshing when something new comes along, and … Continued

Mike Feist’s Camera Obscura Archive

I was born not far from the Booth Museum of Natural History in 1943 and lived over a large garage in Preston Road, Brighton until I was about 10 years old. My first school, called Preston Primary (although an Infant … Continued

Thomas Parkin, MA, JP, FGS, FZS, FLS, 1845 – 1932

Prolific collector During his lifetime Thomas Parkin assembled a large and significant collection of eggs. The collection was, in the majority, purchased, chiefly from the Stevens Auction Rooms in Covent Garden. Parkin’s collection along with all of his catalogues and … Continued