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Bournemouth Natural Science Society

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OMP ( Oh My Pharaohs'!!! )

I feel guilty at never having been here before! It truly is a magical place, with magical exhibits... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Definitely 10/10 Fantastic

Although undergoing restoration of its roof lantern hence the scaffold this really is one of the... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2019
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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The Bournemouth Natural Science Society (BNSS) is a registered charity whose aims have little changed since its formation in 1903: to promote study, interest and enjoyment in all branches of the Natural Sciences and History. The Society runs an...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
39 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth BH1 3NS, England
+44 1202 553525
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I feel guilty at never having been here before! It truly is a magical place, with magical exhibits and volunteers'! We were warmly welcomed and introduced to Mark and his menagerie! I held a tarantula and stroked a cockroach! Joyce with the Egyptology exhibits was...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank FarAway722469
Reviewed August 14, 2019

Although undergoing restoration of its roof lantern hence the scaffold this really is one of the best places to go on a rainy day (or even any other day)Children will love it and it covers all nature:birds,buterflies,reptiles , geology,eygptology The volunteers certainly are very knowledgable...More

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank chatsworth25
Reviewed August 11, 2019

Visited here with my 3 and 6 year old children and my husband, we all had a great morning! My son loved the geology bit downstairs, specially the dinosaurs. He was really excited he got to handle a mammoths tooth and a few different stones,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank Michelle T
Reviewed August 6, 2019

A very nice museum. It could do with improving its publicity as we stayed literally opposite it and didnt notice until our last day that it was there. It has an old world charm about it. The volunteers who staff it are all very helpful...More

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank Laupsavea
Reviewed August 3, 2019 via mobile

Love this place. So much to see. There’s always staff around in each section who are Hppy to I’ve you an educated talk and lots of information. There’s an Egyptian mummy. Dead animals. Shark teeth. Nature and much more. Plus it’s free. But it’s nice...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Jimjam27bm
Reviewed July 7, 2019

A much overlooked attraction, this place has insects, mummies and fossils among many, many more items. Run by knowledgable volunteers who are always happy to answer questions. Usually only open on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Very child friendly with extra open days during school holidays. Fascinating...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed June 8, 2019

Saw on TA that this museum only opened on a Tuesday, so thought we would drop in, well I dont know about drop in, it would be so easy to spend all day here. Its an eclectic mix of fascinating exhibits including natural history, geology...More

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank lincolnhatter
Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

As it was a wet afternoon we decide to visit this museum. It was so interesting and the volunteers are so knowledgable and seem to really enjoy sharing what they know. Also you are able to touch some of the exhibits. A truly fascinating place.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Z6326PBandrea
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

We went to an open day at the Museum today and thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff and volunteers and incredibly enthusiastic and the kids really enjoyed all the wildlife, crafts, fossils and the Egyptian Mummy!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Fiona E
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
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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.