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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 #3 of 14 Attractions in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, 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, 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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Cotswolds
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Quirky and wonderful museum to take your breath away. Awesome paintings, and interesting artefacts. Beautiful stained glass windows. Atmospheric and inspiring. Wonderful little café with excellent cakes and treats. Best part was looking up to see the beautiful stained glass dome portraying owls, bats and falling stars, and the ceilings covered in magnificent paintings.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Great house for those that like to immerse themselves in Victorian decor, ceramics, glass, sculpture, paintings and items collected overseas. Slightly indigestible mixture. Found the approach of front desk staff rather intimidating in suggesting a £5 donation (which clearly was expected). If funds are needed then charge an entry fee rather than put visitors under pressure.

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Hinckley, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is a wonderful Museum and full of pictures and wonderful antiques and history. They only ask for a donation Min £5 which is exellent value for what can been seen. There is a nice cafe and it is very well maintained.

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suffolk
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24 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A good place to go for few hours lovely staircase, when we went they had the Christmas tree up which looked great,what s birthday present.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I was taken to The Russell-Cotes Museum on rainy days as a kid and now, after all these years and all the changes it has undergone, I still find it an amazing place to visit and spend quality time in. One of Bournemouth's hidden gems.

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Dorset
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you take the time to soak up the ambiance and atmosphere of this beautiful time capsule then you will leave feeling like you were part of the family as their history and stories are laid bare and you float from room to room. This is probably one of the best places to get up close and personal with some... More 

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Went to Bournemouth for a short break and on passing the Russell-Cotes Gallery decided it was time to pay a visit. We were not disappointed. We had a guided tour and being a sunny day, the coloured glass was stunning. The house was packed full of interesting treasures brought back from all parts of the globe and the later addition... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Well worth a visit. A look back in time. We were able to look around a leisure and later enjoy a snack in their café. No fixed price for entry but donation was requested and in our case happily given.

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Bude, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

History not only of the period of the collections, but also of British history i.e. the collectors of the collection. A wonderful few hours can be spent here go slow and see everything.

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Dorset UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We visit the Russell Cotes at least once a year and always find something to admire, often something that we have just missed on a previous visit. It's also an interesting look back at life for the wealthy back in the turn of the century circa 1900 and what they admired most in the way of art and things to... More 

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