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Bournemouth Natural Science Society

Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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A Fascinating Place to Visit

My husband and I visited last week. We weren't quite sure what to expect, but found a most... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Virginia O
London, United Kingdom
I loved it but wasn’t the best place to take two toddlers

Looking back, I was either feeling very brave or silly when deciding to three children and two... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
Hessie J
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I visited last week. We weren't quite sure what to expect, but found a most interesting place, full of a wide variety of displays and some of the most enthusiastic, knowledgeable members, to chat with and learn from, that I have ever...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Looking back, I was either feeling very brave or silly when deciding to three children and two under 4 to this place. It was far better than I expected and would have loved to learn and explore more but was having to monitor what the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Hessie J
Reviewed 13 October 2018

I took my six and four year old girls here today to the Autumn Weekend Event. Brilliant museum - something for all the family. Enthusiastic, knowledgable and helpful volunteers.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank TrailBlazer528502
Reviewed 13 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank beachwalkies
Reviewed 11 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank sudavis78
Reviewed 2 September 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Janet W
Reviewed 29 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank O3582DIsimonh
Reviewed 22 August 2018 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 820PaulH820
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank bill999rta
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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.