The Vegan Taxidermist

London, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Suzette

6 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 5 people
Includes drinks and equipment

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…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Tea
  • Equipment
    Ethically sourced animals, tools

Meet your host, Suzette

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 316 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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From $113
/person
Wed., Aug. 11
$113 per person
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Join 2 other guests
$113 per person
Thu., Aug. 12
$113 per person
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Join 2 other guests
$113 per person

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 316 reviews.

Eva
July 2021
I was a bit nervous before the course, but Suzette has been amazing. She explained everything in a calm way, took her time and we could follow step by step. The atmosphere was relaxed and everything was perfectly clean. It was a great experience and I was fascinated throughout the whole procedure. I can highly recommend this class. Thank you for a great experience x
I was a bit nervous before the course, but Suzette has been amazing. She explained everything in a calm way, took her time and we could follow step by step. The atmosphere was rela…
Ade
July 2021
An absolutely wonderful and interesting day out. Suzette is very kind, professional, and is always ready to help you out with anything. We learned so much during the day, and ended up with some really lovely pieces to take home! Thank you so much!
An absolutely wonderful and interesting day out. Suzette is very kind, professional, and is always ready to help you out with anything. We learned so much during the day, and ended…
Siyao
July 2021
Suzette is professional and friendly, my English is not very good but Suzette tried to communicate and made everything simple and easy to understand, great professionalism! Afternoon tea was also provided to relax, very thoughtful and made everyone feel relaxed, highly recommended!
Suzette is professional and friendly, my English is not very good but Suzette tried to communicate and made everything simple and easy to understand, great professionalism! Afterno…
Natalie
June 2021
Such an interesting and fun afternoon. Would highly recommend. Relaxed and professional experience. I was a total beginner but I didn’t feel overwhelmed and there was lots of guidance. Really fun day. Would definitely do it again.
Louisa
April 2021
A fantastic experience and all round fun day out. We learned so much. It was such a great insight to taxidermy. Suzette is a wonderful and patient teacher, she has some great tips and is a very skilled taxidermist.
Claire
April 2021
Suzette was amazing and the experience was truly incredible. We created something so personal and special - and learnt a lot in the process! Thank you! Cannot recommend enough.

Choose from available dates

2 available
  • Wed., Aug. 11
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $113 per person
  • Thu., Aug. 12
    12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $113 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 13 and up can attend.