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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 #2 of 19 Attractions in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, 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: Historic Sites, Art Museums, 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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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

If you are visiting Bournemouth don't miss out on this great attraction it really does live up to all the excellent reviews it gets here. Have a good look around this lovely house there will be something that interests you, be it the paintings, statues, the house itself or the wonderful view out to the sea and Purbeck hills. We... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

A wonderful collection of artefacts collected by this Victorian from around the world with some awe inspiring paintings. On entering the house (after the shop) one is transported back to an earlier era with each room redecorated in original colours and finishes thanks to a lottery grant. There was also an interesting display of works created by female artists -... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Would really recommend this. I have been to a wide range of museums in the UK and abroad but this quite an unexpected experience. You feel as transported back 100 years and that the owners are about to walk back in. Eclectic is the right word for it and you can easily spend an hour or so walking round ,... More 

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Uckfield. East Sussex
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

A good place to visit on a wet day. Very interesting place to look around with things in every nook and cranny.

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Hereford UK
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Extraordinary collection of art and objects in an interesting & beautiful building with great views from the cliff top. Can be a bit overwhelming having such a large collection in a small area

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

Great museum and so happy we took a few hours out to visit. They requested a £5 contribution for us to enter and I was unsure if this was each or together. We gave it together and that was fine. We had every intention of spending money in the cafe too so did not feel bad about this. The museum... More 

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Russell-Cotes, Manager at Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

Dear hinag, Thank you for your encouraging words. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and very much hope to welcome you back in the future. All our visitior reviews and opinions are of great value to us. Thank you for your generous donation. During the winter non-charging season visitors are asked for a donation of £5 gift aided... More 

Tenby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

What a wonderful find on a winters afternoon. We visited recently and saw the latest exhibition which included tracey emin pieces. The house itself is even better than the art in it, with a lovely café and shop. We would have loved to stay longer or take one of the tours. highly recommended

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Fascinating place on the clifftop in Bournemouth with a great newly refurbished cafe. Great afternoon out.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I have lived in Bournemouth and never tire of this place. It has a real mix of art and artefacts assembled in the Victorian home of wealthy travellers. Cafe is also great. Gardens small but great to sit in on a sunny day as the museum is right beside the seafront.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is an experience not to miss if you are in the Bournemouth area. A unique part of the history of the world brought together by two Victorian romantics who traveled extensively when traveling was considered very dangerous and brought back their personal mementos.

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