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Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

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Address: Promenade East Cliff | East Cliff, Bournemouth BH1 3AA, England
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+44 1202 451858
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Private home of extensive travelers Sir Merton Russell-Cotes and his wife...

Private home of extensive travelers Sir Merton Russell-Cotes and his wife Lady Annie was one of the last Victorian manor houses ever built.

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The museum is worth a visit Good value for money if you want to visit I would recommend lunch at the museum really nice the staff are very helpful their knowledge about the area... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum is worth a visit Good value for money if you want to visit I would recommend lunch at the museum really nice the staff are very helpful their knowledge about the area is really good

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is so much to see and admire. The views from the bedrooms are stunning. A good cup of tea in the cafe.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a lovely place to spend a morning. Fascinating artefacts from all around the world. How adventurous were these people back in their day! The lady who was on the desk welcomed us most warmly. Lots to look at. You could go back again and again and never see everything.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Gallery offers fascinating tours explaining the history and interior design of the house. Very worthwhile.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An eclectic personal collection of a wealthy late Victorian couple in an amazing villa (a birthday present from him to his wife!) with additional exhibitions

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the best buildings in the area: beautiful architecture and historical interest. The exhibits are wonderful and with one exception, close-exhibit. Lots of beautiful art deco and a real feel of having been a home for a family. Great to visit once but you will be amazed at what you missed if you go back time and time again.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Russell Cotes Art Gallery and Museum is both charming and intimate and is located in a superb position overlooking the sea. It house a wonderful collection of Victorian and pre-Raphaelite art and other art forms. There are regular interesting exhibitions and a pleasant cafe and shop. It is also an remarkable and atmospheric venue for weddings and concerts. An... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The collection of articles and displays here make for a very attention-retaining and "warm-hearted" visit. It did not make our original "must-see" attraction list for our visit to this fair city, but when we crossed paths with its exterior, we were intrigued. It was a grand place to stop. It was of older items, of course, but the artifacts-collection seemed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of Bournemouth's precious gems. A great place to wander round, have a snack and explore art, take in collections and a great view too. Take a backroom tour or join a seasonal activity, there is something there gor everyone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum was a treasure trove of multicultural artifacts. The house is grand and has a lovely location, but the variety of objects collected by this family is the real draw.

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