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Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

Promenade East Cliff, Bournemouth BH1 3AA, England
+44 1202 451858
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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
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Promenade East Cliff, Bournemouth BH1 3AA, England
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+44 1202 451858
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"beautiful house"
in 52 reviews
"late victorian"
in 23 reviews
"pre raphaelite paintings"
in 18 reviews
"guided tour"
in 35 reviews
"treasure trove"
in 21 reviews
"fascinating place"
in 19 reviews
"free entry"
in 31 reviews
"overlooking the sea"
in 24 reviews
"on display"
in 29 reviews
"cakes"
in 48 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 74 reviews
"nice cafe"
in 42 reviews
"royal bath hotel"
in 30 reviews
"entrance fee"
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"couple of hours"
in 43 reviews
"rainy day"
in 39 reviews
"visiting bournemouth"
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Reviewed today

We thought we would only spend a hour or two there, but it's a fascinating house stuffed full of lovely things. Paintings, furniture, sculptures, it goes on. There was too many things to look at, as we spent ages sitting in the beautiful garden overlooking...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Enter via ramp down to pier - house converted into art gallery - pleasantly surprised - very large inside, full of wonderful artwork

1  Thank Craig M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite fascinating place to spend a couple of hours. We visited during a rainy day & was an interesting place to spend a couple of hours. Cafe and shop were laughably expensive as with a lot of tourist attractions but it is only a short...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

one of the best small museums/galleries I have ever visited ! beautiful building, galleries bursting with this wonderful collection, each room with a character and atmosphere of its own. marble busts contrast with paintings by Munnings, wall colours and ceilings complement the overall sumptuous impression....More

1  Thank Nicola R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful place to visit and would have been magnificant when first built. Can see that loads of investment is being put into cafe and extension but the actual museum is looking worse with every visit. I know the building is listed but...More

1  Thank Catherine C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful and interesting place this is! The building itself is quirky to look at to say the least and, from the moment you enter, this house has real "impact". Intricate ceilings with beautiful painted coving that is a work of art on it's...More

2  Thank Jackie0856
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to arrive just at the beginning of a tour of the house. Our "guide" brought the place vividly to life and at the same time gave us insight into the history of Bournemouth. While not specifically an "art tour", she did...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Anyone with an interest in history should see this place. It is a perfectly preserved Victorian home and gallery and it is like stepping back in time. Well worth a look.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If there is an opportunity on any of our trips away to have afternoon tea we will take it so when we saw the Russell-Coates gallery/museum perched high on the hill above Bournemouth Pier offered tea for two for £26 we were on for that....More

3  Thank Sedgeo
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am sure that will find this museum absolutely fascinating, but, it just did not float my boat. Maybe because it was a very dreary day or I just wasn't up to visiting a museum. Who knows? Just not for me.

1  Thank Ashgaroth24
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wonderqirls
5 October 2017|
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Response from sarahkersey | Reviewed this property |
£6.00 per adult
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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.
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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
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