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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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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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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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This truly is a hidden gem, a must see, such a surprise and delight

This wonderful house, gardens, art gallery and museum is truly unique. I loved this place so much. The gardens were a joy, the exterior architecture is stunning and unusual and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This wonderful house, gardens, art gallery and museum is truly unique. I loved this place so much. The gardens were a joy, the exterior architecture is stunning and unusual and once inside you will not be disappointed. So much to see, a truly magical place with some beautiful pieces of art and glass. Every room is filled with artefacts from... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very quirky, and a fascinating place. However, the information about the paintings and artefacts was a bit haphazard - you have to rely on information sheets and they are by no means complete. Very frustrating - especially as there is no guide book available.

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Thank Jbl R
Horsham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum and art gallery is fabulous. Such amazing artefacts and paintings. A definate must see place- I will go back.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's like a tardis, very interesting and fascinating and well worth the value plenty to look at, friendly staff

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although small, this has some good displays and paintings. In a tremendous position, overlooking Bournemouth beach. Also has a very good cafe

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely amazing,my Mrs was enchanted with so many beautiful things to see:)A must:)Will definitely go back:)

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Hove
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is probably the best small house museum as you can imagine the people living there, completely fascinating and gorgeous to look at and the gardens although small are perfect, wonderful views and lovely café and shop too

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having read previous reviews we were looking forward to visiting what we thought was a small museum. Such a surprise! From the moment we stepped into the house we were fascinated. So many treasures and works of art. We spent a good couple of hours there and it only cist us £6 each. The gardens were small but very pretty

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Telford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Bournemouth you cannot miss a visit to Russell-Cotes, what a fabulous building filled with amazing treasures.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Russell-Cotes art gallery and museum is a must-do when visiting Bournemouth. The art is amazing, but my favourite part of the visit was the house itself and finding out about its history. The siting of the house is unique as it affords a wonderful view of the immediate coast. Don't Miss!

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