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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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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

Fantastic museum. Very interesting. Old Victorian House. Cafe available. Well worth a visit. Entrance fee is £6.0 but well worth every penny.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Nice and bright sitting areas. Coffee nice but not that impressed with cake offerings.Had seen advert for cafe in a brochure and it gives the impression there was a lot more choice.than there actually was.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Fantastic museum. Very interesting. Old Victorian House. Cafe available. Well worth a visit. Entrance fee is £6.0 but well worth every penny.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Simply splendid. A hidden jewel of a "stately home" full of fascinating details. The interior is a delight for anyone with an interest in that period.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Thought it was going t o be a small boring museum. HOW WRONG COULD I BE ! The building just keeps going room after room after room. Also such a wide view of exhibits. Defiantly will be going back.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Sir Russell and Lady Russell-Cotes travelled the world collecting objects d'art for their clifftop home. They even took an artist with them to paint local scenes as it was either before photography or the very early days of photography. The house and its contents are very interesting and I'd highly recommend a visit.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Was nice but one of the displays was wrong, sounds picky but the Japanese display was wrong, the Swords was the wrong way up on display. Told staff, the attitude was like what ever. Best thing was a young lady was playing the piano was nice just to sit and listen. Other displays was very good, and the garden was... More 

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Upton, Poole
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Lots of interesting things to see. There are changing exhibitions so a return visit always has something new to see.

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Not bad considering it was £6 each to go in. It was easy to get to. It was near East cliff so the views were quite nice.

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The most amazing building, interior, exhibits and works of art. Really is worth visiting this most unusual and unique house.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

When you first see the Russell-Cotes museum, you think it'll be quite small - then you start walking around, and it's much bigger on the inside than the outside (no relation to DW) but it is just like that. You can wonder around looking at all the exhibits and pictures for a couple hours. It is really nice how they've... More 

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Additional Information about Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

Address: 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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