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Red House Museum & Gardens

Quay Rd, Christchurch BH23 1BU, England
01202 482860
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Ranked #3 of 15 attractions in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums
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Southampton
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

What a gem this place is. While out visiting Christchurch with my sister and mother, we came across this museum. It's free to get in (donations welcome) and has quite a few interesting exhibits which explain its past as the local workhouse. The gardens are small but well kept and the outside tea area is a delight as its quite... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Simple, small and charming. In many respects the Red House reflects what may be expected of any small town museum, but it does it with style. The exhibits are good and well displayed, the building itself is attractive and interesting, and the garden a place for quiet reflection with a view towards The Priory.

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Marietta, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

If you are lucky enough to eat here, make sure you save room for the Nutella Panini with bananas and marshmallows . Really a treat for your taste buds! The grilled cheese with artichoke hearts was amazing, chicken Sammie was great and the tomato basil as well.

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East Sussex
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We really love this museum especially the gardens. It is free which means you can visit as often S you like. The exhibitions are clear and interesting especially the costumes. The gardens are a great place to sit and eat lunch ( packed )

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Nice place to learn some local history. Very well equipped and suitable for children. No admission charge but worth leaving a donation.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This was our first visit & we were captivated with the artifacts on display. Local crafts and practices proliferate, surprising us with the varied types of manufacturing that existed locally. We will certainly visit again when the weather is warmer & enjoy the compact gardens.

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Dorset
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Lovely small museum with pretty gardens to walk around and its all free to go in!! Lots of historic information you can even have a cup of coffee while exploring

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portsmouth
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23 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

My wife and I found The Red House Museum and Gardens by accident whilst on a day trip to Christchurch. It is quite small but is nevertheless full of interest with enthusiastic staff and volunteers who are clearly devoted to its care. The museum is actually an old workhouse and there is much on the subject to interest the visitor.... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
48 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

The red house museum was an old workhouse, and this alone makes this place interesting. Inside there us a range of exhibits. Downstairs there is an excellent display of old toys, domestic items and a mock up of a 1930 room. There is a fashion gallery with beautiful dresses from the 1800s and early 1900s. Also down stairs is an... More

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Exeter
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Second time I have been with a three year old. We did the 'can you find' game and she got a sticker at the end. Took a full hour which was great considering it is small. Staff very friendly. Upstairs not accessible with push chair but there is space to leave it downstairs.

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