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Red House Museum & Gardens

Quay Rd, Christchurch BH23 1BU, England
01202 482860
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Ranked #3 of 12 Attractions in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Attraction details
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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English first
Christchurch, Dorset, England, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
8 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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
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
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Senior Contributor
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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91 reviews 91 reviews
28 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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East Sussex
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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