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The Vegan Taxidermist

London, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Suzette

6 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Two English classics come together in this workshop and teatime with London’s leading taxidermist, Suzette Field.

You’ll learn the art and science of preparing, preserving, and mounting—all the basics of taxidermy. Then, you’ll try it yourself (don’t worry, all the subjects have been ethically sourced—reptile food, pest control or roadkill). Choose to leave your handiwork au naturel or dress it up to create a souvenir worthy of a prime spot on your mantlepiece.

Students will have a choice between mouse, rat, guinea pig or mole.

COVID-19 UPDATE - Classes are now running and are Covid-19 secure. They are now limited to 2 individuals or 2 groups of people from shared households in order to remain Covid-19 secure. Lunch will also no longer be included until we feel it is safe to do so.
Other things to note
If you live outside the UK, you'll still be able to take your taxidermy creation home with you. We'll provide you with a certificate to show to customs, or mail your souvenir to your home address.
Two English classics come together in this workshop and teatime with London’s leading taxidermist, Suzette Field.

You’ll learn the art and science of preparing, preserving, and mounting—all the basics of taxidermy. Then, you’ll try it yourself (don’t worry, all the subjects have been ethically sourced—reptile food, pest control or roadkill). Choose to leave your handiwork au naturel or dress it up to create a souvenir worthy of a prim…

Suzette's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Tea
  • Equipment
    Ethically sourced animals, tools
From $90
/ person
Wed, Dec 9
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
$90 per person
$90 per person
Sat, Dec 12
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Join 1 other guest
$90 per person
$90 per person
Wed, Dec 16
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
$90 per person
$90 per person

Meet your host, Suzette

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 304 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I’ve been a taxidermist and teacher for over 10 years, and I currently bring a fine art perspective to this work.

It might surprise you to know that I’m a vegetarian, and I only use animals that are ethically sourced. It’s my way of connecting with the natural world and appreciating these everyday, but fascinating creatures.
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Where you'll be

Classes take place in my art studio on a leafy street in Crouch End, North London. The nearest underground stations are Highgate and Finsbury Park.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 304 reviews.

Caroline
November 2020
I had a brilliant day learning to stuff a mouse. Suzette was really friendly, she welcomed me by saying “Would you like to meet your mouse”, which instantly put me at my ease and made me smile. Suzette was incredibly helpful and patient, even though I asked a lot of questions. I never felt rushed and was very happy with my little mouse at the end of the lesson. I would highly recommend it, an unusual but rewarding and fascinating experience. I would love to do it again.
I had a brilliant day learning to stuff a mouse. Suzette was really friendly, she welcomed me by saying “Would you like to meet your mouse”, which instantly put me at my ease and m…
Josephine
November 2020
A fascinating afternoon. Despite covid - we were safely looked after -and had a really personal experience Suzette took us through step by step patiently - I hope to come back and learn more . A unique experience
Karis
October 2020
Suzette is very welcoming and super friendly, her style of teaching is easy to follow and she is more than happy to help if you are struggling with any part of the experience. I’m over the moon and I can’t wait to come back.
Xian
October 2020
This is a unique chance to make a real taxidermy piece. Suzette's expert guidance ensured that even though we have never done anything like this before we came away with great pieces that we are proud of. Doing some preparation before the event like deciding how we would like to mount them and making some props made for better results too. I would recommend this to all who enjoy making things and are not afraid of pealing a dead rat!
This is a unique chance to make a real taxidermy piece. Suzette's expert guidance ensured that even though we have never done anything like this before we came away with great piec…
Priya
September 2020
Suzette and Elliot made us feel very welcome! Had so much fun doing something completely new to us but by the end felt like experts. Both were super knowledgeable and had such a lovely day.
Leanne
September 2020
Suezette and Elliot are so welcoming and friendly and willing to answer any questions and help out when you get stuck. Me and my partner are so pleased with what we came away with.

Choose from available dates

3 available
  • Wed, Dec 9
    12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    $90 per person
  • Sat, Dec 12
    12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Join 1 other guest
    $90 per person
  • Wed, Dec 16
    12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    $90 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 13 and up can attend.