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Bournemouth Natural Science Society

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You MUST see this place! Its incredible!! (Open on TUESDAY only)

Tuesday 10-4pm is your only window of opportunity (at the moment) to see this incredible... read more

Reviewed January 19, 2019
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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 December 5, 2018
Virginia O
London, United Kingdom
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39 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth BH1 3NS, England
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Reviewed January 19, 2019

Tuesday 10-4pm is your only window of opportunity (at the moment) to see this incredible collection. Its free, run entirely by volunteers so a donation is appreciated. There are room by room collections on UK and local geology, egyptology - with a mummy and Egyptian...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank muddyboots73
Reviewed December 5, 2018

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
3  Thank Virginia O
Reviewed October 23, 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
3  Thank Hessie J
Reviewed October 13, 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
4  Thank TrailBlazer528502
Reviewed September 13, 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
3  Thank beachwalkies
Reviewed September 11, 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 September 2, 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 August 28, 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
2  Thank O3582DIsimonh
Reviewed August 22, 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 July 29, 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
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Rhoda M
July 5, 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
July 5, 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.