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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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Quirky and stylish

This is an excellent museum that showcases the taste of its previous owners, it's a glimpse of the very interesting , and somewhat privileged life, they led. The exterior is good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Derby, United Kingdom
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308 reviews 308 reviews
139 attraction reviews
253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent museum that showcases the taste of its previous owners, it's a glimpse of the very interesting , and somewhat privileged life, they led. The exterior is good, but the interior is really amazing with lovely stained glass and umpteen different objects d'arts. The tour around the house takes you through some very interesting rooms, all with... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

An Eclectic mix of curiosities. A wonderful setting and it does not feel commercialised. One of the best museums in the country - Shame that it is spoilt by the smell from Harry Ramsdens.

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Southsea
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I once turned down the opportunity of visiting this gallery, preferring the lure of the shops. I am so glad we did it on the last day of our trip this time. The house and it's contents are beautiful and well presented. The cafe provided excellent refreshment, which put many commercial outlets to shame with its home-made cakes. But the... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The museum itself is a hidden gem, and the cafe does lovely cake. It's also a gallery for local artists.

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Bournemouth
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4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I love coming to this museum, it's such a thought-provoking step back in time, looking around the house and imagining the Russell-Cotes living there. The gallery is amazing, too, the sheer scale of some of the paintings is awesome. Can't wait to visit the Alphonse Mucha exhibition, soon.

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Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The house and contents are a wonderful combination of art and beauty and a "must see" for all visitors to Bournemouth.

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Frome, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Loved the story of how the Russell-Coates collected random artefacts and lived in a hotel until they built this house to live and enjoy the arfefacts

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

we loved this beautiful gallery. There is so much to see both inside and out. At the moment there is a fab display of Mucha's work. very easy to get round and there is a lift available.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Great house with fantastic art and great decor - brilliant to just wander around for an hour or 2 ok cafe with cofee and cakes ...

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Brilliant museum. The collection is excellent. There was easy access to the museum. It has a cafe,which is very nice.

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