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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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Dinasaur exhibition

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Corby, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

we couldn't get into the priory as there were funeral on so we wandered down the street and came across this free museum. The rooms were well laid out with some interesting articles about the past life of the house along with interesting artefacts from around the area. well worth a stop off at whilst you are in christchurch

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a great little place to spend some time, loads to see in the museum & the gardens, The little café has some nice cakes to enjoy with a choice of drink options. Friendly volunteers.

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

was pleasantly surprised with how much was in the museum and its adjoining gardens.laid out in many rooms on three levels.at the time of our visit the egyptian artifacts were being exhibited but i think this room gets changed..the other rooms feature pieces starting from bronze and stone age and so on through the different periods..there is a little coffee... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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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
26 helpful votes 26 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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Red House Museum & Gardens

Address: Address: Quay Rd, Christchurch BH23 1BU, England
Phone Number: +44 1202 482860
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
Open Hours:
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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