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Red House Museum & Gardens

Address: Quay Rd, Christchurch BH23 1BU, England
Phone Number: 01202 482860
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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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Corby, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 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
18 helpful votes 18 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Bedfordshire England
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
8 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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