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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.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Promenade East Cliff, Bournemouth BH1 3AA, England
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"beautiful house"
in 52 reviews
"late victorian"
in 23 reviews
"pre raphaelite paintings"
in 18 reviews
"guided tour"
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"treasure trove"
in 21 reviews
"fascinating place"
in 19 reviews
"free entry"
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"overlooking the sea"
in 24 reviews
"on display"
in 29 reviews
"cakes"
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"worth a visit"
in 74 reviews
"nice cafe"
in 42 reviews
"royal bath hotel"
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"entrance fee"
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"couple of hours"
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"rainy day"
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"visiting bournemouth"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went on a Sunday, the entry is £7.5, (very expensive!) The art is extremely mixed and poorly organised (18th century paintings next to 2018 abstract!) The house is lovely! On this occasion all windows were closed and we couldn’t admire any view from the windows...More

Thank Samuel S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely worth a walk around when in Bournemouth, beautiful house, beautiful lawns, the art is amazing. Such a heart warming tale.

Thank Sara B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent the afternoon celebrating my Mum's 87th birthday here. Staff very friendly and booked an afternoon tea with an hour's notice and it was delicious, really fresh and lots of tea top ups. We loved the house there is so much to see in...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have come to Bournemouth for the last 30 years and never knew this place existed!! Found out this was a gallery and you could visit the house and was really surprised at what we saw. For the price, well worth a visit. My only feedback...More

Thank Mark F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really fascinating place. Every surface is decorated and adorned in full blown Victorian grandeur, with skilled craftsmanship in every detail. The galleries have a chocolate box selection of paintings and sculptures. Even the loos are decorated with gorgeous tiles. The garden is a fabulous...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best suited to adults. Very helpful staff, excellent cafe! Lots to look at, very interesting collection.

Thank nsbarrand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very interesting place to visit with many rooms full of things of interest. Very reasonable entry fee.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were intrigued by the outside so decided to visit. Thought this would be an hours or so, but three hours later we emerged from the house. It is amazing, Following the story and getting an insight into what must have been a beautiful relationship,...More

1  Thank 2Typhoon2
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent three hours here looking round all the rooms and then venturing into the garden grotto for a little explore. A fascinating journey learning all about the family and their way of living. Just like stepping back in time. Take your time to read...More

Thank Th0mas_C28
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Thank Darcy2
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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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