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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 34 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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London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Great small exhibition by women artists including Tracy Emin and Laura Knight. Excellent as always, this museum is a must visit venue for all lovers of art and history.

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Hereford
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This house tells a lovely story of an adventurous couple who, through their love of art and a wonderful collection of artefacts which they themselves acquired from around the world have created what must be a completely unique and fascinatingly personal museum. To visit Bournemouth and not pay this place a visit would be to miss something very special.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is an insight to the age and a family. The atmosphere was enhanced by live classical music which though not a fan just seemed to add something special

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Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

nothing to dislike.go with the tour guide at the museum. The walk up the hillside was well worth the effort.can recommend the cafe

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We had our wedding ceremony here for 43 people in September. The location is stunning and getting married in the gallery is like being in another world. Because it is a gallery and museum there are a few rules to adhere to such as no confetti or fresh flower arrangements (other than bouquet), copyright on some paintings etc. Also the... More

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Emsworth
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

A real walk back in time visiting this luxury house that is now a museum and is free during the winter which is a bonus. Well worth a visit.

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Yorkshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Lots of eclectic art works well displayed - a house built for a collection, not a home. Interesting guided tour !

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Bognor regis
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The Russell-Cotes is a much better place to visit now that they have expanded the museums buildings to include a wonderful restaraunt

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

An extremely amazing museum, such good value, you will need a whole afternoon for this museum. A must see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Beautiful house, gardens, excellent coffee and delicious cakes! I took my 15 yr son who enjoyed it too

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