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Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

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Address: East Cliff Promenade | East Cliff, Bournemouth BH1 3AA, England
Phone Number: 01202 451858
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Description: 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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Well worth a visit

We visited the museum to see the Mucha exhibition which was stunning. Lovely to walk round the rest of the beautiful house with its interesting collection of paintings and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We visited the museum to see the Mucha exhibition which was stunning. Lovely to walk round the rest of the beautiful house with its interesting collection of paintings and treasures.

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London, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

On a very wet day we visited this house just along the beach and were very pleasantly surprised at how interesting it is. The tourist board recommended it to us or we would not have found it. Artefacts from around the world bought by a couple who really enjoyed their overseas travel way back In the last century. An amazing... More 

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A step back in history. One mans love for his wife and art. Really liked the way it is laid out and objects importance explained.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Great house and gardens to visit, close to the centre of Bournemouth with fabulous views out to sea. An interesting treasure trove of hidden treasures collected by Sir Merton and Lady Russell-Coates and also presently hosting a wonderful exhibition of Alphonse Mucha. Cafe and art gallery can be accessed even if you do not wish to go into the House... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Just up from the pier on the sea front this offers a collection which incorporates the ridiculous to the sublime. the café is excellent. There are some fabulous paintings and very quirky items, there are also regular special exhibitions. Well stocked shop and pleasant staff.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Went particularly to see the special exhibition about Alphonse Mucha. That was as good as we had hoped, if you like Art Nouveau style painting this is for you. The rest of the museum was a real treat housing, mainly, the items that the Russell-Cotes' collected on their travels and through their lives. The house was designed with a view... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Lovely free museum .I could have spent a lot longer if I had the time . Dont miss it it is well worth a visit I will come again.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This is a good value place to visit especially if you are interested in Art Deco. Worth taking the tour if you can

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visit this amazing `mansion` nearly every year when we come to Bournemouth. It is always a pleasurable experience. The layout and the presentation of the rooms and exhibits puts it in a different class from most museums. The restaurant is also well worth a visit, the homemade cakes are particularly splendid.

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The interior of this house, both art gallery and museum, is the height of Victorian splendour, built by a wealthy aesthete for his wife's birthday at the beginning of the 20th century. Designed to impress, the beautifully proportioned and richly decorated rooms simply amaze the visitor and offer both stunning views of Bournemouth seafront in addition to the countless art... More 

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Additional Information about Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

Address: East Cliff Promenade | East Cliff, Bournemouth BH1 3AA, England
Phone Number: 01202 451858
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bournemouth
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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