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All reviews beautiful house late victorian amazing collection guided tour treasure trove victorian era fascinating place on display overlooking the sea free entry nice cafe worth a visit royal bath hotel couple of hours entrance fee rainy day visiting bournemouth
As houses go there certainly will not be another one like it ANYWHERE in the world... Its situation even on a dull and dreary January afternoon is spectacular... The house itself has obviously seen better days and the same comment applies to the Royal Bath...More
Just up the hill behind the Royal Bath Hotel, this elegant mansion was the first house to be in the town for Russell Coates the Lord Mayor of Bournemouth, now restored and open to the public as a museum, entrance is free, well worth a...More
Wonderful museum, situated in the Victorian villa of the Russell-Cotes family, which they left as their legacy to their beloved town.
The Russell-Cotes family were of great importance for Bournemouth. As owners of the Royal Bath Hotel they acquired a fortune, which they spent on...More
I had the privilege of visiting this wonderful house and exhibits at the end of December. Less than 10 minutes walk from the pier on the seafront. Staffed by enthusiastic volunteers whose passion for the place shone through. A very reasonable £7.50 for an adult...More
No visit to Bournemouth would be complete without a visit to this gloriously eccentric and entertaining museum and art gallery. This was a result of numerous tours of the world by the Cotes family and they really had an eye for the weird and wonderful...More
This charming museum is a must-see if you are anywhere near the pier. Unlike most museums, which are rather cold and sterile, this was once a house - and a grand house it was and is. But it's more like walking through a Victorian mansion...More
+ A quirky building and contents.
Staff very pleasant.
- Though there were information boards in each area, they didn't relate directly to many
items on display, so I sometimes felt disappointed that I wasn't able to identify or find
information about some...More
Lovely museum crammed with items collected by mr & Mrs Russell Cotes on their travels. There are some fabulous examples of pre Raphaelite art. All very interesting, displayed in a fantastic building that was their home. The cafe is excellent and can be accessed without...More