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Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

East Cliff Promenade | East Cliff, Bournemouth BH1 3AA, England
01202 451858
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Ranked #3 of 31 attractions in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Historic Sites
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Loved the gardens - the staff were charming and told us that earlier in the year when the roses were out it is even more beautiful! The inside was amazing - beautiful sculptures and works of art, stunning layout and decor throughout. We even had some live music playing while we were there (local volunteers - how lovely!) We sat... More

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Even if you are not a great art fan a visit to this place is very well worth it. Take the time to study some of the pieces on view. Situated very close to the town centre it is well within walking distance of the main attractions.

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Surrey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This charming house and gallery has all the faults and virtues of a private collection. Based on the eclectic mix of souvenirs acquired by the original owners of the house, it is fascinating and inspiring to visit.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

very surprised when we tried to visit again in August that we were told there was a seasonal charge of £5 each.which we though a little excessive.so though it is a very interesting place to visit.

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Canterbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

It was perfectly arranged to be completely accessible to young and old and was really like a mini-Victoria and Albert museum.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you are a fan of Victoriana or pre-Raphaelite art, then maybe this museum is for you. However, I found it promised much, but delivered little. The setting is lovely, but the information in the museum itself and the quality of the art did not warrant the £5 entrance fee. The area around the cafe was rather sparse and not... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

A private collection of wealthy people of taste which is also trying to be a city Museum for Bournemouth. Great value and really good additional exhibition included in the price. Great cafe with fresh sandwiches. Good gallery notes in the main rooms.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Never skip it thinking that one more gallery or one less during your trip. It is a gift from a husband to his wife, is filled with everything they bought during their travelling around the world, incredible statues, painting; every inch is full.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Ah delight, a hidden gem and well worth a visit. Staff very friendly and helpfull, great paitings and artwork to be viewed

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I love this place. It is full of very interesting things. It has a lovely cafe and a good gif shop. It is near to the beach.

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