Membership of the Bournemouth Natural Science Society is open to everyone. If you have an interest in the Natural Sciences, or wish to support our organisations activities, we welcome your membership.

Please click HERE for a membership application form.

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The BNSS is a registered charity – donations and member subscriptions form our main source of income. This is vital in helping us to maintain our museum building and its collections, and to provide activities throughout the year for our members and our community. Join us and help support this unique local treasure, so it is enjoyed by all today, and for future generations.

The benefits of becoming a member include:

Bennetts Water Garden 3– Involvement in all the activities of the Society.  We host approximately 100 talks and have up to 40 guided field meetings every year. Social events include an annual coach trip.

– Quarterly newsletter which features all the news and information on the Society’s varied activities, past and present.  You will also receive a bound copy of the Annual Proceedings.

– A quarterly programme of events giving you detailed early information about forthcoming events. This includes meeting locations and contact information for our guided field meetings.

– Use of the Society’s reference and lending libraries.  Members can borrow books from the lending library on production of a current membership card.

– Access to the Society’s resources for research or study.  This includes our libraries, garden and collections.

– Access to ‘Study Groups’.  These groups offer a special opportunity to discuss a specific topic or study items within the collections on an informal basis.

For a membership application form please click HERE.

Membership rates effective from 1st April 2017.


Membership category


Discounted Annual (by quarterly Direct Debit*)

Single adult (26 years and older)


(£14 per quarter)


(up to 2 adults plus children under 18)


(£21 per quarter)

Young person (17 years and under)


Not available


(age 18-25 years or with a valid student card)


Not available

Ten year single adult


Not available

Ten year joint


Not available

Membership runs for 12 months from the date of joining.

* Collected quarterly on the 5th day of the month.