Dorset Museums

> > Bournemouth Natural Science Society

Bournemouth Natural Science Society

About

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 extensive programme of events throughout the year, including lectures, museum open days, exhibitions, study groups, field meetings, cultural visits, social activities and a monthly ‘Young Explorers’ club. The home of the BNSS is a grand, late Victorian Grade II listed building, located on the outskirts of Bournemouth town centre.  It houses a fascinating museum which cherishes a menagerie of preserved natural history specimens, including plants, birds, mammals, reptiles, insects, eggs and shells, as well as extensive collections of fossils, rocks and minerals.  The museum also has numerous archaeological artefacts and an Egyptology collection which boasts a 2500 year old mummy in its sarcophagus.  In addition, there are many thousands of photographic slides dating from the late 19th century, and two libraries holding over 5000 volumes available for loan and reference to its members.  The grounds of the building feature a marvellous garden aimed at encouraging wildlife in an urban environment. The Society welcomes the use of all of its facilities for research, education and enjoyment.

Admission:

Free

Opening Times:

Tuesday morning 10am-12.00pm

Groups from schools, universities or other educational establishments are welcome by appointment to see the museum collections.

Learning

Groups from schools, universities or other educational establishments are welcome by appointment to see the museum collections.

The Society runs an extensive programme of events throughout the year, including lectures, museum open days, exhibitions, study groups, field meetings, cultural visits, social activities and a monthly ‘Young Explorers’ club.

Facilities

Museum facilities

Parking Yes
Refreshments  
Gift shop  Yes
Gardens/Grounds Yes
Toilets Yes
Toilets for Wheelchair Users  Yes
Guided Tours  By appointment
Audio Tours   
Wheelchair Accessability  Ground floor only
Induction Loop   
Facilities for the Blind / Visually Impaired   
Group Visits By appointment
School Visits By appointment
Outreach activities  

 

Contact

39 Christchurch Road
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH1 3NS

Tel: 01202 55 35 25

Email: contact@bnss.org.uk

Visit us on Facebook by clicking the link below

www.facebook.com/BournemouthNaturalScienceSociety

Or follow @BNSS1 on Twitter!