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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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Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We came here as guests at our friends (the smiths) wedding in July and what a lovely setting. It was great to take my 4 year old son around the various exhibition rooms and the garden out back was gorgeous. It's a fantastic setting for a wedding and would recommend it to anyone - although - surprisingly it was a... More

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Carshalton, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This museum is so interesting, plenty of works of Art to please all tastes. Great cafe; which serves great food.

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devon uk
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149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

There is so much to see in this delightful gallery. Its almost too much to take in on one visit. The paintings alone are very interesting but then add the decoration of the house, artifacts from all around the world, the family history and you have a fascinating gallery. Wonderful views as well.

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Lancashire UK
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Really good attraction. Spent a few hours here. Paintings and exhibits well described with little handouts in each room. Good coffee shop as well.

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Abergavenny
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you want to go back in time this is the place to visit, very good art gallery and museum, lovely café with very good views over the sea. A must for every visitor to Bournemouth.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Read about this museum before we holidayed in Bournemouth and planned to keep it for a wet day. We had no wet days but fortunately did make time to visit on our last day. So much to see, this is the sort of museum you could visit many times and still find something new. Interesting old house with art inside... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Great House museum and a must if you are close to the Pier area. Lots to see paintings, fixtures and history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Rich decoration and sea view. Same type as Casa Batlló in Barcelona.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Great Coffee, wonderful setting in this beautiful museum and scrummy cakes, what more could you want? Please note if you just want the Cafe you don't need to pay!!!

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My o/h stumbled on this and planned the trip. I’m glad he did because it was fantastic. It is a very good how of architecture and changing styles throughout the years. The positioning of it is great, overlooking the beach and sea. There is a lot to take in and the staff are knowledgeable. It is a gem that I... More

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