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Red House Museum & Gardens

Quay Road, Christchurch BH23 1BU, England
+44 1202 482860
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Out of the rain

I had never been there before so decided to go on a dismal day. Entry is free and the lady who... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rosemary T
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
"Christmas lanterns"

We enjoyed decorating our Christmas lanterns today. Such good value at £2.50 each. We will make... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2017
foody h
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bournemouth
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The Red House Museum & Gardens is located in the centre of Christchurch by the Priory. The former Georgian workhouse is now a local history museum which hosts a changing programme of exhibitions and activities for families and adults. Relax in the aromatic walled Herb Garden featuring herbs and old-fashioned roses, and stroll through the woodland walk in the tranquil South Garden. Facilities include, accessible toilets, cafe, shop as well as venue hire spaces.
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  • Average3%
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“local history” (8 reviews)
“stone age” (6 reviews)
“worth a visit” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Quay Road, Christchurch BH23 1BU, England
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"local history"
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"worth a visit"
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"pleasant garden"
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"pretty garden"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"roman times"
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"future events"
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"garden area"
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"rainy day"
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"on display"
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"little gem"
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"an abundance"
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"friendly volunteers"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had never been there before so decided to go on a dismal day. Entry is free and the lady who greeted us was very friendly. They have a very wide variety of items to see from Victoriana back to Roman times. There are dressing...More

1  Thank Rosemary T
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

We enjoyed decorating our Christmas lanterns today. Such good value at £2.50 each. We will make sure that we attend future events there during the school holidays. The museum is a little gem in the heart of Christchurch, which is run by friendly volunteers and...More

Thank foody h
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

What do you do on a cold, but sunny day in December? We visited the Red House Museum and really liked it. It is free to go in with a friendly welcome to what was once a workhouse. On the ground floor there are lots...More

1  Thank Arthur M
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

Visited here whilst charity day was on. Singers there made the visit even more atmospheric. So much packed into lovely old house and pretty garden, enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Would definitely go again if in that area. Very friendly and knowledgeable...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a pleasant afternoon at the Red House Museum and gardens .There were lots of very interesting artefacts ,from the stone age to Victorian times over two floors ,and a facility to get a hot beverage if required

Thank Anne G
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Quite close to the Priory with a car park nearby this small museum full of facts an what things looked like.d artifacts of the local area. There loads of photos on the walls plus large albums up stairs ans even a computer to look at...More

1  Thank Iaon1967
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

Great little museum packed with local history and a special exhibition of 'robots'. We visited on a rainy day with young grandsons and there was interest for us all. Highly recommended and we will visit again.

Thank silvanne
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

An amazing little museum. So many very interesting things to see. Great display on furse chain manufacture as well as a small display on Bailey bridges. Well worth a visit!

Thank Adventurers049
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

I visited here with a friend in July on a miserable rainy day and it was a good call It's small, yet informative and had a nice garden and a small area for coffee etc. You should give it a visit.

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Reviewed 5 August 2017

If your in around the area do hunt out the red house museum, hidden in the back streets of Christchurch, suitably modest in appearance but jam packed with charm. Museum is stuffed full of local social history made accessible to children through a range of...More

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