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Red House Museum & Gardens

Quay Road, Christchurch BH23 1BU, England
+44 1202 482860
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Beautiful little museum with gorgeous gardens set in a house of huge historic significance.

This little gem of a museum was recommended by a fellow visitor to Christchurch. It is a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Gregory T
Ventnor, United Kingdom
Exceptional Social History

Absolutely fantastic display of Social History. Our gratitude to all the staff and volunteers who... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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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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Quay Road, Christchurch BH23 1BU, England
+44 1202 482860
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This little gem of a museum was recommended by a fellow visitor to Christchurch. It is a fascinating time-capsule with masses of interesting exhibits. Free entry and coffee and tea facilities, and New Forest icecream. The gardens are a haven of peace and I sat...More

Thank Gregory T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely fantastic display of Social History. Our gratitude to all the staff and volunteers who made this visit to the Red House a wonderful experience.

Thank RKR38
Reviewed 23 May 2017

There is so much to see. You will need quite a bit of time to see everything. Don't forget the dinosaurs in the garden.

Thank Neville V
Reviewed 20 May 2017

I was amazed at how much there is to see in this museum. Yet, it is displayed in such a way that the exhibits are clearly seen, and generally clearly labelled without seeming overcrowded as the temptation with such museums often is. The displays cover...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Worth a visit to learn of the history of Christchurch with some interesting artefacts on display. It's best feature is the research room for serious researchers where in depth documents and files can be viewed. Small pleasant garden at rear

Thank Queenswood18
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Great museum, lots to see and part of a Bailey bridge as well. Watch out for the dinosaurs. Gardens are lovely with interesting herb garden

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Found this museum by chance and found it was free, wasn't disappointed, my son loved it lots of toys to play with and colouring to do. The building used to be the town workhouse, and shows how life was like years ago up to the...More

Thank bigrob1978
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Interesting place / history of the Christchurch Workhouse. Unusual garden which is worth a visit, especially for children. It's a free visit, donations are welcome.

Thank Andy S
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This was a real find, an interesting building full of interesting things well laid out and interpreted. Staff were very welcoming and obviously really enthusiastic about what they do. It also has lovely gardens though as it was February and very cold we didn't hang...More

Thank Lynda R
Reviewed 30 December 2016

You must absolutely visit this enchanting museum Small yes , character OMG you will really love this place, plenty to see and walk around staff are so efficient and really helpful. If your coming to Christchurch then you really must visit this lovely place

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