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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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Not to be missed. Gothic style folly building full of interesting treasures collected by a Victorian devoted couple who loved to travel the world! Nice cafe.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Not to be missed. Gothic style folly building full of interesting treasures collected by a Victorian devoted couple who loved to travel the world! Nice cafe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Originally visited 1997 before the re-vamp and loved it then so I wasn't sure what had been done and if I'd like it. The atmosphere of a 'Museum in a house' had gone but the colections had benefited from proper curating and labelling. Also there was improved access. I was in a wheelchair with a broken leg on the second... More 

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

A collection from a lifetime of travelling with the UK Foriegn Service. Interestingly arranged and referenced. Excellent coffee bar with yumptious cakes.

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Yateley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is a brilliant place to visit. There is so much too see around the house. We spoke to the Manager of the house and got lots of interesting information on the house and the family it belonged to

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We dropped into this amazing gift to Bournemouth on the off chance, as the wife's eyes tend to glaze over at the mention of the word museum. Though this was initially a reluctant visit we eventually stayed three hours and were very impressed. The wife surprised herself and enjoyed it immensely. The staff are very friendly and there is a... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is a fascinating tribute to love and a glimpse of late Victorian life: Russell-Cotes built the house as a birthday gift for his wife and they filled it with artifacts from their international travels and gave it to the people of Bournemouth. Lovley cafe and beautiful gardens as well.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Always having changing art formats.About to open one by Tracy Emin.Museum housed in a beautiful building on a cliff overlooking the sea.The home of former Mayor of Bournemouth,Russell Cotes.On his death he donated the house and contents to the people of Bournemouth.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A small but fascinating gallery laid out in an interesting late Victorian home. There are some great paintings in the collection.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

As it was raining one of the mornings of our visit, we decided to walk to the Russell Cotes Art Gallery and Museum and spent a really interesting 3-4 hours taking in the beautiful decor and wonderful art gallery.

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Berkshire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

An absolutely extraordinary collection of Victorian and Edwardian art housed in the home of the people who collected it. One of the best museums I have been to in a long time. So much to see, spent a good two hours there and could easily spend a few hours more. Will definitely be going back for the Mucha exhibition that... More 

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