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Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

Address: East Cliff Promenade | East Cliff, Bournemouth BH1 3AA, England
Phone Number: 01202 451858
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Ranked #3 of 91 things to do in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art museums, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: Private home of extensive travelers Sir Merton Russell-Cotes and his wife Lady Annie was one of the...
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Type: Art museums, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Accrington, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Read the reviews what people have wrote because its all true and more.look out for a wood carving under a glass dome in the main hall called eagle and prey,amazing quality.

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Quirky museum, up on the cliff so many Bournemouth trippers don't even realise it is there. Interesting exhibits and great views. Well worth a visit.

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Malvern
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Lovely building with an amazing collection and history. Is much bigger than it looks so allow plenty of time for your visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

incredable museum with many victorian, raphelite paintings, and colections from japan and around the world. the house itself is fascinating in its style of construction and design. a great cafe with homemade food

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We spent about two hours looking about this house/museum/gallery. Entrance was with a suggested donation which you are asked for when you are greeted at the door. The exhibits are basically laid out in the rooms which were previously lived in and there are so many paintings, sculptures and bits and bobs to look at along with the architecture that... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I visited for about the sixth time in January and spent a good 3 hours there.First an excellent lunch and then a wander round this marvelous building, but on this occasion the added attraction of an excellent lady pianist playing in the grand piano adding to the lovely atmosphere in the museum,so relaxing.My friend and I then had anther drink... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Welcoming staff and a great café. Half term and activities for children. We joined a house tour and our guide, Gail? was terrific. Plenty of information and guidance to get the most our of the house. After our tour, had lunch in the café and then returned to see more. The house is beautiful in its own right but filled... More 

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liverpool
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

go to this museum if you like art and interior decoration. Lovely, views, great cafe, very good modern art for sale too.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

They are currently in their 'donation' perios and suggested £5 per head which was good value. Plenty to see in the muesum and it is really interesting. Nice cafe on sitr

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Pontypridd
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20 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a wonderfully eccentric house owned and designed by a wonderfully eccentric couple. They made their money from the Royal Bath hotel next door and had this built to Russell Cotes' design to accommodate their vast collection of objects acquired from numerous exotic holidays. The house is very quirky with great views over the beach. The suggested donation of... More 

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