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Summer Opening and Special Exhibitions at the BNSS

July 26, 2018

Special Exhibitions in the Lecture Hall will be open 10am-4pm on the August days highlighted in colour on the calendar below. The BNSS Museum will also be open on these days: The Special Exhibitions will be in the Lecture Hall during the month of August when there will be no lectures. Entrance by donation. They will […]

Exhibition of Environmental & Wildlife Paintings at Upton Country Park

June 28, 2018

One of our members, Marisa Rehana Mann, has an exhibition her work of Envrionmental and Wildlife painting at the “Gallery Upstairs” (above the Tea Rooms, with access by stairs & lift) at Upton Country Park 12th – 23rd July (10-4pm daily). There is also a talk and practical demonstrations at 3pm each day.

Talk by Prof. Matthew Bennett at Bournemouth University

June 20, 2018

One of our recent speakers Prof. Matthew Bennett (who is an expert on fossil footprints) is giving a talk at Bournemouth University about his life in research as part of the University’s “Festival of Learning” on June 20th. More information here

Extra Opening of Museum on Saturday 24th March 2018 10am-2pm

March 21, 2018

As well as our usual Tuesday openings we will be also be open on Saturday 24th March and Saturday 26th May 10am-2pm. Visitors will be able to visit our collections of Egyptology, Archaeology, Geology, Ornithology and Entomology and talk to our expert members. No charge but donations welcome.

Corrections to Published Programme Q4.

September 12, 2017

Barn Dance is on Friday 10th November 7.30 (not 17th). Tickets £6 from Steve Limburn. Young Explorers “Famous Scientists” is on Saturday November 11th at 10-12.30.  

Bournemouth MA student produces children’s book inspired by BNSS specimens

August 24, 2017

Students from Bournemouth Arts University and Bournemouth University have been increasingly visiting the society and working on projects with assistance from members. Dorine Bessière, a MA Commercial Photography student at the Arts University Bournemouth has produced a wonderful children’s book ‘My Alphabet’ with photographs of objects taken at the Society.  Each letter is illustrated with a […]

Summer Holiday Opening

July 6, 2017

SUMMER HOLIDAY OPENING 2017 This Summer BNSS will throw open our doors (10-4) to the general public on Mondays and Wednesdays, in addition to the usual Tuesdays (which we are trying to keep free for normal Society activities although visitors will always be made welcome) between 24/7 and 30/8. These summer visiting days, also listed below, are […]

Successful Open Day

May 1, 2017

Our Open Day on Saturday 8th April together with the Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) was a great success. It was attended by 919 visitors of which 40% were children. DWT filled the garden with stands to do with Wildlife Gardening. Income from Sales and Refreshments were gratefully received as were donations. Volunteers manned various stands […]

Dudsbury Guide Camp working with Bournemouth Natural Science Society

January 17, 2017

In October 2016 Bournemouth Guides received £32,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for an exciting project to investigate the 3000 year old hill fort called Dudsbury that their campsite is situated on at West Parley. Led by the Girlguiding members the project focuses on the historical importance of their ancient Iron Age hill fort and […]

Winner of BNSS President’s Award 2016 Announced

December 10, 2016

The Bournemouth Natural Science Society (BNSS) is thrilled to announce the winner of its inaugural President’s Award, which was presented at the Society’s AGM on Saturday 10th December 2016. This new award has been created to recognise the individual who has contributed the most to the furtherance of science or has inspired to others to […]

Bassendean

April 19, 2016

A History of the BNSS Building It is appropriate that our historic collections of local artefacts, local wildlife and fossils (plus lots more!) should find home in one of Bournemouth’s historic buildings. Not only is “Bassendean” the home of the Bournemouth Natural Science Society, but it is a Grade II Listed Building. These two important […]