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Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

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Address: Promenade East Cliff | East Cliff, Bournemouth BH1 3AA, England
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Private home of extensive travelers Sir Merton Russell-Cotes and his wife...

Private home of extensive travelers Sir Merton Russell-Cotes and his wife Lady Annie was one of the last Victorian manor houses ever built.

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Wonderfully varied exhibition

Wonderful building with many interesting displays, we went with the modern painting exhibition was on in the gallery.

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Launceston, United Kingdom
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Launceston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful building with many interesting displays, we went with the modern painting exhibition was on in the gallery.

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A fascinating snapshot of Victorian and Bournemouth's history. Merton and Annie Russell Cotes played and important role in Bournemouth's rise as a quality tourist destination in the Victorian era. Their eclectic travel collection funded by their hotel and civic success has laid the foundations for the town. Fantastic location, lovely house and some brilliant pieces and roof lights. Well worth... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walking on a very windy day to Russell-Coates Gallery but how it was worth it, what a joy, what a pleasure to view the house and see fantastic paintings. Can't wait to return on our next visit to Bournemouth

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited on a cold rainy day, the day was brigtened by the friendly staff and interesting trip around.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Charming property, disappointed not able to see Violet Mannners exhibition as my husband maybe related. Good cross section of 19th century paintings. House brilliant and quirky. Story of the owners interesting. Garden well thought out. Tea room good.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed just around the corner from this museum and called in on a cold, rainy day. The receptionist was super friendly and we spent a lovely hour walking round the house. We found it very interesting and enjoyed the lovely piano playing too. Good value for money and would recommend.

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Thank kerri_sweeting
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must for visitors to Bournemouth. The property is a design icon, and houses the history of one family Bournemouth and their collections from around the world. Note: not open on Mondays.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wasn't expecting much from the museum, coming from London and having seen most of the huge collections of world famous art and sculpture in the huge museums there, I thought the Russell-Cotes would be a quaint tourist trap. I couldn't have been more wrong. The house is a treasure trove of artefacts from so many cultures and the sheer... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We come fairly regularly, to see the main house, the changing excellent exhibitions and the local displays near the cafe. It's a splendid building, with some fantastic exhibits and so atmospheric. Great for a rainy day, but also come when the sun's out, as the views over the sea are spectacular.

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Bournemouth, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My favourite area is where the pre-raphelite paintings are but there is a huge amount of art of all sorts in this amazing house. Love visiting it as there is always something new to see with the exhibitions. Great way to spend an afternoon.

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