The Museum collections are open to the public every Tuesday from 10am to 4pm for visitors.

If you would like to visit outside these times, or if you would like to arrange a group visit for a school, college, university or other educational organisation, please contact us.

We are also open more often in some school holidays – find out more here

We also hold two annual open events in April and October, details of which are advertised on our events page and social media sites.

Our events are open to everyone, but we are a charity so we do ask visitors to leave a small donation, or why not become a member? Donations and member subscriptions are vital so we can continue to run such a varied programme of events throughout the year and maintain the museum building and its collections.

DISABLED ACCESS:  We have disabled access to the Lecture Hall and also the ground floor via a stair-lift. We will endeavour to make specific items available to view on request.

PARKING: Our premises have limited parking (25 spaces).  Additional free parking can be found on Annerley Road (200 yards walk) or pay and display parking is available on the surrounding side roads (e.g. Knyveton Road, Derby Road and Manor Road).

BICYCLE:  We have two Sheffield bike stands at the front of our building where bicycles can be locked securely.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: MORE Buses M2, U1, X3 and Yellow Buses P1, R1 and R2 stop directly outside the building at the Derby Road stops on Christchurch Road (A35).  All major Yellow Buses routes stop at Lansdowne (a 5-10 minute walk to the BNSS); including the 18, B1, B2, B3, B4, P2, P3, R3, U5, U6, U7, V1, V2, V3, and V4.  We are a 10-15 minute walk from Bournemouth train & National Express coach station.

Map to BNSS