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Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

East Cliff Promenade, 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.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
East Cliff Promenade, Bournemouth BH1 3AA, England
+44 1202 451858
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Reviewed yesterday

A wonderful experience professionally created and delivered by Pippa, a hugely talented (volunteer) tour guide. Having visited the museum a few years ago without a guide, we joined the Sunday morning tour and had a delightful two hours with Pippa bringing life to the many...More

Thank Mr John H
Reviewed yesterday

Very quaint museum. Used to visit as a teenager!!! Fascinating collection of objects from the orient. Nice cafe, open to non-museum visitors, which was the purpose for our visit this time.

Thank Vince G
Reviewed yesterday

Took a visiting relative who wanted to go on the guided tour. (we live here and didn't even realise there was one!). It was really interesting and a beautiful building and, even though we live here, we learnt lots of new stuff about Bournemouth generally...More

Thank halftime716
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is full of different treasures collected and left to the people of Bournemouth by Merton Russell Cotes and his wife who were famous hoteliers. They travelled the world collecting. Merton built the house as a present for Annie. The house is fabulous and...More

Thank hmlhhf
Reviewed 2 days ago

This may have been the best art gallery and museum we have ever visited. Breath -taking exhibits very beautifully presented. The house itself was out of this world, the number and quality of exhibits was exceptional, quite breathtaking. Will look forward to another visit to...More

Thank Barry S
Reviewed 4 days ago

The building itself is well worth a visit but there's so much to see with some amazing art, sculpture and interesting curios from the travels of the Russell-Cotes. We really enjoyed the views from the Yellow Room too.

1  Thank Dee-2x-you
Reviewed 1 week ago

If I remember correctly the place has gone more formal than when I was last here some years ago, but still a great way to pass 2 or 3 hours. The entrance and shop are very impressive - perhaps a little more expensive relatively than...More

1  Thank Geoff W
Reviewed 1 week ago

an unusual collection of all sorts of things of interest collected by the couple in the late 1800 to the early 1900s from all over the world. the art collection is fantastic and well displayed in the beautiful house

Thank Claire C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow! Something for everyone, what a brilliant place. There are free tours but you will need to check day and time to avoid disappointment. A fascinating collection of a wide range of collectibles from a sledge and canoe, tigers' tooth necklace and a bracelet made...More

1  Thank Jeanette M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful History of its Benefactor.Great collection of Art, some very inspiring. Often short exhibitions of Local Artists & Printmakers. As a friend you can attend talks and behind the scenes views. There is also a very good cafe with delicious cakes. The Shop has some...More

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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