Booth Museum of Natural History

Visiting the Brighton seaside with Gary Gatwick

Stuck at The Airport is in England this week, travelling with Gary Gatwick, the fascinating mascot of Gatwick Airport.

Gary has been taking us locations that are surprisingly smooth to get to from Gatwick Airport thru the Gatwick Express and the Thameslink trains.

After more than one days in London, we’ve got a day in Brighton, an iconic seashore metropolis with a pebble seashore, an leisure-crammed pier, masses of eclectic stores and restaurants, and a few uncommon museums.

And it seems that this metropolis that maximum Americans handiest understand from movies such as Quadrophenia and The End of the Affair is just a half of hour from Gatwick Airport by using educate.

We raced round city trying to see and revel in the whole lot on our list however, actually, we’ll want to agenda a complete week to come lower back to do all of it.

Here’s a sampling of our adventures.

Brighton Palace Pier

Stretching out 1,722 feet, the Victorian-era Brighton Palace Pier has all of it: ice cream and fish & chips; bars, arcade video games galore, a fortune-teller, carousels, and different classic enjoyment park rides, including spinning teacups & the Helter Skelter slide trip.

Brighton Fishing Museum

Brighton become a “bustling little fishing village on [England’s] south coast which became transformed into a stylish seaside resort,” Brighton’s Seafront Heritage Trust will inform you whilst you visit the Brighton Fishing Museum. Inside this unfastened appeal are pix, fishing community artifacts, marine memorabilia, artwork, and extra.

The Royal Pavilion

A center, over-the-top attraction in Brighton, the Royal Pavilion become once a royal house. Construction started out in 1787 in this seashore retreat for George, Prince of Wales, who became the Prince Regent in 1811, and King George IV in 1820. Over the years it has served different purposes, including a stint as a health facility in the course of World War I, however now it has been restored to its authentic opulent glory.


Booth Museum of Natural History

It was a real treat with the intention to go to the Booth Museum of Natural History, an eclectic Victorian-technology museum full of birds, butterflies, fossils, bones, and taxidermy animals.

The museum became based in 1874 with the aid of naturalist and collector Edward Thomas Booth, who became keen on gathering British birds and displaying them in natural habitat settings. He ended up amassing the whole lot from birds to bears and at his demise had created greater than 300 ‘dioramas’ for displays that reached from ground to ceiling.

The museum continues to be set up in that fashion and now could be a repository for a group of extra than 525,000 bugs, 50,000 minerals and rocks, 30,000 vegetation, and heaps of microscopic slides.

We study that the museum additionally has a ‘merman’ in its collection, however on arrival, we were instructed that the bizarre artifact is on a yr-lengthy loan to some other museum. So we’ll ought to come returned!