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Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

East Cliff Promenade, Bournemouth BH1 3AA, England
+44 1202 451858
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My Favourite Museum

A wonderful private collection of beautiful objects collected by Merton Russell-Cotes from around... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Nice place

Very beautiful house, amazing view of the sea and very friendly staff. Nice place with a lovely... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Philippe L
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Private home of extensive travelers Sir Merton Russell-Cotes and his wife Lady Annie was one of the last Victorian manor houses ever built.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
East Cliff Promenade, Bournemouth BH1 3AA, England
+44 1202 451858
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Reviewed yesterday

A wonderful private collection of beautiful objects collected by Merton Russell-Cotes from around the world. Art work, Antiques and Collectables - a truely great art gallery and museum. Go on treat yourself!! You will be amazed.

Thank clairehcastle
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very beautiful house, amazing view of the sea and very friendly staff. Nice place with a lovely cafe as well. Interesting history for those who like Victoria art and architecture.

Thank Philippe L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Although there was a fair amount of renovation going on when I visited I would advise anyone to pay a visit to this wonderful Victorian House on the East Side of the Bournemouth Pier. I lived in the area 50 years ago and was often...More

Thank Judith B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a fantastic place - a Victorian treasure trove of art and collectibles in the most wonderful setting - the house is such a mixture of styles !

Thank Liversalts50
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This museum is really interesting and we personally loved it!!! There is a TV screen which shows and talks about the history on the house and the people that lived there. This sets you up well to look around the house and gardens, seeing where...More

Thank wonderqirls
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been meaning to visit this museum for ages and whilst in Bournemouth last weekend for a walk beside the sea we realised it was Art Weekend and the museum had free entrance for that weekend only. What a superb museum! Interesting exhibits on show,...More

1  Thank LCB53
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wasn't sure how the six year old would find it. She, and us had a great day here. I was interested in the decor and hoping to pinch some ideas for our own house. However, the displays are more interesting than I anticipated too....More

Thank Clair H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I couldn't resist coming at an open weekend, I had much anticipation but I couldn't have imagined stepping into a cross between the past and a dolls house. Stunning interiors, a collection of fascinating antiquities and beautiful artwork. The cafe was wonderful, well priced with...More

Thank stevencW6898YA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Before visiting the museum, we started off with a morning coffee and scone. The scone was stale and the tea and coffee was luke warm. I would suggest they get the urn heated properly before they start serving tea and coffee. And not serve scones...More

Thank bb55UK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there on a recommendation with no great expectations, but WOW! what a place. The gallery and museum is a grand late Victorian house. The exterior was impressive enough, but inside the decor, furniture, artworks on every wall and collections of curios from all over...More

Thank john_on_road
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5 October 2017|
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Response from sarahkersey | Reviewed this property |
£6.00 per adult
Puneet G
12 April 2017|
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Response from Russell-Cotes | Property representative |
Visitor entry is charged all year round to the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum. Adults are £6 gift aided. Entry to the shop and cafe is free.
Robert S
24 July 2015|
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Response from Russell-Cotes | Property representative |
The entry charge for the Russell-Cotes is £6 gift aided per adult. The entry charge is for the historic house including the exhibition "Alphonse Mucha: In Quest of Beauty" in the Edwardiangalleries... More