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Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

Promenade East Cliff | 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.
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Promenade East Cliff | East Cliff, Bournemouth BH1 3AA, England
+44 1202 451858
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Reviewed yesterday

Well worth a visit. A house gifted to the people of Bournemouth filled with an art collection. A must see

Thank JJBonzo
Reviewed 2 days ago

A very interesting old house with some beautiful artefacts from all over the world. Entrance isn't too expensive, there is quite a lot to see even though the place isn't very big. The sandwiches in the cafe were nice and not too badly priced, although...More

Thank Lisa_LTN
Reviewed 4 days ago

We walked passed this house that we had some knowledge of and it just happened to be in the perfect location for us to drop in as on our way elsewhere. What a gem of a place! so interesting, full of hundreds of items of...More

Thank Vivette E
Reviewed 4 days ago

This interesting old house is an eclectic collection of different designs and art work from the late 19th century. Well worth the visit and the tea room is especially nice.

Thank JC_movieman
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very good but rather expensive well laid out and nice paintings there were a party of very well behaved school children who seem fascinated

Thank Briant566
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

When down at the beach on a grey day we visited the museum in a group ranging in age from 3 - 50 and all thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I must admit to having never previously been inside but it is like a tardis and...More

Thank stevew286
Reviewed 6 days ago

There is a modern part of the building first as you enter and this has a nice cafe and some art and pottery exhibits. You then enter the old house and the contrast between the two is very clever. This is a little treasure of...More

Thank Alison C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed our visit to this unusual house, museum and art gallery. Lots of rooms to explore and the story of the original owners is very interesting. Nice cafe to relax in after your tour.

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful house in lovely location with a great collection of paintings. Interesting history too. Good cafe. Don't miss it when on Bournemouth.

Thank Andy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was recently featured on BBC news. After some difficulty, we found the way up to the East Cliff area of Bournemouth to this magnificent example of Victorian manor house stuffed full of art, statuary and objets d'arts collected from around the world. It...More

Thank Michael-Newbury
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Puneet G
is there a cost of entry between April and may ?
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
Cost of entry
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
Is the art gallery and museum suitable for a disabled person with limited use of there legs,wheel chair walking frame used.
11 April 2015|
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Response from Russell-Cotes | Property representative |
Dear Kintyparr We very much hope you will find the Russell-Cotes suitable for access with a wheel chair and walking frame. There is lift access from the entrance to the cafe and ground floor of the historic house and also... More