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Red House Museum & Gardens

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Address: Quay Rd, Christchurch BH23 1BU, England
Phone Number: +44 1202 482860
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Description: The Red House Museum & Gardens is located in the centre of Christchurch by...
The Red House Museum & Gardens is located in the centre of Christchurch by the Priory. The former Georgian workhouse is now a local history museum which hosts a changing programme of exhibitions and activities for families and adults. Relax in the aromatic walled Herb Garden featuring herbs and old-fashioned roses, and stroll through the woodland walk in the tranquil South Garden. Facilities include, accessible toilets, cafe, shop as well as venue hire spaces.
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Another gem in Christchurch. Once the local workhouse the museum is now part of the Hampshire Cultural Trust.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Another gem in Christchurch. Once the local workhouse the museum is now part of the Hampshire Cultural Trust.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We happened on this establishment quite by chance after parking the car at the Priory Car Park. An absolute wealth of information and fun for all the family. There is a shop, a cafe area, toilets, a lovely little courtyard garden and so much to see and take in. It is free entry and an abundance of exhibits, including a... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Lots to see and do in the museum including old fashion toys and dress up. The dinosaurs in the gardens were a real winner with my children.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The museum had something for everyone, so excellent for family groups. I particularly enjoyed the displays of social history

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Took a trip down to this small but quaint museum which had a lot to do, view and indulge in. There was some lovely gardens to the rear of the grounds and a few floors of history ranging from early eras to the most recent of times; giving an understanding of the history of Christchurch.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Nice place, well looked after with some good interesting information about local area. If you need to while away an hour or so on a rainy day or are passing by its worth a visit. Not worth travelling to.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

What a fabulous free day out for the kids and an exhibition that is absolutely spectacular. Even the coffee and cakes are delicious and not at rip off prices. Grandchildren were totaly immersed in the Jurrasic age and then playing with olden age toys that was common in bygone days. Well done and well worth the visit

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

run by well meaning amateurs,but of really no interest, saving grace is its free but i am afraid most things that are free are for a reason.

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Stephen L, Manager at Red House Museum & Gardens, responded to this review

Nick I am sorry that you had a poor experience when you visited the museum. We try to cater for different types of visitors with a variety of exhibitions and activities throughout the year. For example we are currently hosting our popular Dino Fest show in the museum and gardens, but from the 25 July we will be displaying "Found... More 

Christchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Brilliant small family friendly museum with an excellent dinosaur trail in the gardens at the moment. Both our grand children, two boisterous boys, loved searching out the dinosaurs amongst the bushes.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Popped in while out for the day and found this a lovely little place to visit, entry is free but we left a donation and look forward to returning when the gardens are in full flower.

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