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Bournemouth Natural Science Society

39 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth BH1 3NS, England
+44 1202 553525
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A Local Treasure

Interested in any area of science? Then this is the organisation for you. Apart from twice weekly... read more

Reviewed June 9, 2018
bill999rta
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
A hidden Victorian treasure

My husband and I took our 6 year old son here not quite sure what to expect, and were thrilled with... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2018
Nikki R
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Woking, United Kingdom
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“stuffed birds” (3 reviews)
“open days” (3 reviews)
“live insects” (2 reviews)
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39 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth BH1 3NS, England
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+44 1202 553525
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"praying mantis"
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"taxidermy"
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"mummy"
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Reviewed June 9, 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.

1  Thank bill999rta
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Reviewed May 27, 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

1  Thank Nikki R
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Reviewed May 23, 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

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Reviewed May 23, 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

1  Thank llinos0001
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Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

Unbelievable we have never found this place before, it's a fascinating old fashioned museum containing hundreds of items of natural history. Dinosaur bones, fossils, shells, eggs, skulls, mummy, pottery, books and animals. What I particularly like was opening lots of draws to find ancient treasures....More

1  Thank Iamflaco
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Reviewed January 30, 2018

Its a woderful place, full of the things museums used to have when I was a child, Stuffed birds and creatures, Things in Jars, felt very welcome, had a one to one tour with one of the volunteers, full of knowledge and ready to answer...More

1  Thank Sarah6963
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Reviewed December 9, 2017

A memorable visit, wish it could afford to be open more often! We will definitely be returning next time we are in the area.

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Reviewed August 16, 2017

An instinct collection of bones ,fossils, stuffed birds and animals spread across several floors was always some enthusiastic amateur on hand to explain the items

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Reviewed August 15, 2017

If you are an OAP who refuses to grow up, this is Heaven. Enthusiasm of volunteers just amazing. We only covered a tiny amount of the Museum as we were snared by the live insect display.We watched silk worms much through a mountain of Mulberry...More

1  Thank Janetsybil
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Reviewed March 14, 2017

We generally go when they have an open day. It's great for kids. Downstairs they have tanks of all sorts of things,Mao if your feeling brave you can hold things like a tarantula, hissing cockroach, stick insect or praying mantis. There lots of rooms full...More

2  Thank traceyhopson
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Rhoda M
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Response from niki p | Reviewed this property |
A talk and a guided tour included in price of admission £7.50. Fascinating place.
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Rhoda M
July 5, 2015|
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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.
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