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Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

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Address: Promenade East Cliff | East Cliff, Bournemouth BH1 3AA, England
Phone Number: +44 1202 451858
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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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A REAL GEM

We were not aware of the existence of this property until we saw the Leaflet at the hotel. We are members of both The National Trust and Historic Houses Association and have to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were not aware of the existence of this property until we saw the Leaflet at the hotel. We are members of both The National Trust and Historic Houses Association and have to say that this property rivals many of them. It is one of those properties that has to be seen to appreciate, there is so much to see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent a few hours here on a windswept and cold day in December Fascinating place and well worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The collection of Victorian art was vert well selected and has stood the test of time. Some excellent artists' work. The cafeteria sells good food and drinks.

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A dramatic Victorian villa once home to a married pair of hotel owners in early 1900's .They travelled the world which was obviously idyllic in some parts in those days and brought back lots of artefacts and also an exhibition of paintings from various artists at the time as well as some interesting 20th century local significant artists paintings .... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was an impulse decision to go to the museum, as I'm not much into modern art. There all sorts of pictures from various times and some were wonderful. The smallish room are packed with so many interesting artifacts. There were sculptures, and lots of what seemed to be travel souvenirs from all over the world, including the MIddle East,... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed an afternoon here exploring a fascinating house and history of Bournemoth- interesting exhibition of world travels and an up to date 20th century artist exhibition. Recommend

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

It seems to be Bournemouth's well kept secret, even though we were staying at the Royal Bath Hotel next door! A delightful experience. Particularly surprised by the Alfred Munnings enormous painting of the Newlyn Artist Dod Proctor on horseback. Also the temporary exhibition of more recent paintings.

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved it, gallery, house, gardens and little coffee area all really lovely, well worth a look around even if you just walk around the garden and visit the gift shop.

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

I love this quirky gallery and am always telling friends about it. It appears to be one of Bournemouth's best-kept secrets. On my last visit there was a pianist playing, which added to the ambience as we strolled around the rooms. Loved the special exhibition of 20th-century art.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This really is the hidden jewel in Bournemouth''s crown. I had no great expectations as this is a relatively small, tucked-away museum, but there is so much to see here. The house itself and the romantic back story are fascinating enough, but every room is jam-packed with exquisite art works, paintings, sculptures and objets d'arte from around the world. My... More 

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