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Bournemouth Natural Science Society

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A unique institution, and a great testament to what a group of passionate enthusiasts can achieve... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an incredible place. Some amazing things to see but what really makes it stand above the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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39 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth BH1 3NS, England
+44 1202 553525
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A unique institution, and a great testament to what a group of passionate enthusiasts can achieve. I spent an hour in the Geology room, and an hour in the Heywood Sumner (Archaeology) room. I could have spent much longer, and I will return to cover...More

1  Thank beachwalkies
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an incredible place. Some amazing things to see but what really makes it stand above the rest for me is the knowledge of the volunteers here. They answered all of our questions and were able to give us lots of facts and history...More

2  Thank sudavis78
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very welcoming and volunteers are extremely helpful and friendly, I even got a guided tour of the geology section. Packed with fossils, on display and in drawers. I would say keep your children on a tight rein not a place for them to run riot....More

1  Thank Janet W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You must go to this gem of a place. It’s opening times are very limited each week : check their website. Run by volunteers who are all knowledgeable, enthusiastic and incredibly keen to share all they know. Our young children got to hold live stick...More

1  Thank Simon H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a little look at this place the other weekend and it's amazing.There is quite a lot to look at and to get your mind and imagination going. Worth the trip to Bournemouth.

Thank paulfrompoole
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Very knowledgable staff Encouraged to handle exhibits Eclectic collection Easy to find and travel to. Would recommend

1  Thank Paul H
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Interested in any area of science? Then this is the organisation for you. Apart from twice weekly lectures and regular field trips there is an amazing building enclosing a museum, library and lecture hall.

2  Thank bill999rta
Reviewed 27 May 2018

My husband and I took our 6 year old son here not quite sure what to expect, and were thrilled with what we found - a grand old Victorian house overflowing with fabulous collections. The whole place has a wonderful quirky atmosphere from the lovely...More

2  Thank Nikki R
Reviewed 23 May 2018

I've been coming down to Bournemouth for over 30 years and only just found out that this place exists. This is a small natural history museum, with parking, which is free to enter although donations are encouraged. There are different rooms focusing on different aspects...More

2  Thank RIchard035
Reviewed 23 May 2018

This is a beautiful little 'museum' with a wide variety of exhibits including Stone-age and ancient Egyptian history. Natural history, geology ... it's all there. Free parking. No entry fee but donations welcomed. Do special days for children. Check opening hours. Well worth a visit,...More

2  Thank llinos0001
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Rhoda M
5 July 2015|
Response from niki p | Reviewed this property |
A talk and a guided tour included in price of admission £7.50. Fascinating place.
Rhoda M
5 July 2015|
Response from JanErikPaul |
As far as I understand, there is NO charge for admission to the museum, although donations are very welcome. The museum does regular Tuesday talks & events (there were 85 talks in 2017) and even most of those are free.