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Red House Museum & Gardens

Address: Quay Rd, Christchurch BH23 1BU, England
Phone Number: 01202 482860
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Ranked #3 of 15 Attractions in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Poole, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

great snapshot of the area's history -lots to see and the most beautiful garden to enjoy. The gallery is fabulous and regularly changes.

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London
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

went with a friend. What a gem, how lovely, shame it's hidden. We both loved it. Bought a lovely book on Bournemouth, the gifts are well thought out too which is great. Lots to see in such a small area, even had a kind of V&A dress exhibition too! Well done.

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Christchurch, Dorset, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Super little museum, what a gem, interesting display on WW1 of which this year is the centenary, A very good display of social history an bygones and on the first floor a great comprehensive display of local archeology including some of the "finds" of the past few years with good explanations and links. Unfortunately there is no lift as the... More 

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Bedfordshire England
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83 reviews 83 reviews
8 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

It was very interesting to be in a workhouse and see how people lived there. This is a well laid out museum with something to interest everyone. Tiny waisted outfits from the Victorian era. An old kitchen with lots of old utensils. Old toys and games and great photos. Fantastic history of Christchurch including pretty much everything. There is a... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We stumbled on this delightfull and very informative museum last time we were in Christchurch and this time went in. Lots to see and worksheets for the children to keep them ly gardens, a real treat,amused,also small café and love

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Had a lovely time today at the Pied Piper story telling event. Girl aged 5 and boy of two. Had never been to this place until this week when I was out walking with mum and spotted that there was a craft event. She was captivated and the crafters were very knowledgeable and open about their work. I think the... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Great for local history. Mainly volunteer ran so customer service and knowledge of staff is great. They have some good traditional events over the year too such as tea parties, live brass band. The museum is FREE but there is a donation box on the way out. Note that the museum is only small though so you can go around... More 

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Southampton
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
30 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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