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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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Promenade East Cliff, Bournemouth BH1 3AA, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful mansion and looks like something out of a fairly tale, Gorgeous paintings and furnishings. The gardens are to die for and a very enjoyable way to spend an afternoon

Thank webster172017
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have been to the museum several times and each time we are astounded by the wealth of items on display. This house, now a museum encapsulates all that was the cream of Edwardian Britain. There are several floors each with a distinctive display, from...More

Thank peter m
Reviewed 5 days ago

Despite sounding like a brand of electronic kitchen gadget, this is a historic house, art gallery and museum located on the coast at Bournemouth. It's kind of fusty, as you may expect, but me and Mr Random managed to get in free with our Art...More

Thank SusanRandom
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you love museums and art galleries this is the place for you. A beautiful house with a fantastic, extremely varied collection of sculpture, paintings and various oddities. A lovely garden and a great little cafe too. Admission very reasonable.

Thank valellen
Reviewed 1 week ago

The collections inside the house are amazing and well worth a visit. The museum has an entry fee which up to recently was free . The museum is like going through a time tunnel and visiting the many artifacts collected by Russell Coates from the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best museum I have visited. What a hidden gem. Spent a great morning in here - so much to see. Admission fee is affordable and not too expensive to put people off going in. Love this place and would visit again and again...

Thank Karon B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the privilege of walking thru this museum on a quiet Wednesday afternoon and loved it. The video before entering is super sweet and worth watching. The home is not huge but the variety of art and architecture is amazing. The garden is lovely...More

Thank Sigmababy
Reviewed 1 week ago

One can spend a whole morning or afternoon exploring this little "big" Museum. No description can provide visitors with what it is like immersing oneself in Art, so varied as the one Russel-Cotes allows us to.

Thank Iolanda A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking from the new visitor entrance into the home of Russell Coates was a draw dropping experience. The home has been beautifully restored and the tour guide was excellent and bought the home to life. If you have time this is a must see attraction.

Thank Margatine R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm definitely no art expert, but love the Victorian era so just the possiblity of strawling throught these magnificent rooms made it worth the entry fee. And to think of how many hours of craftmanship have been put into the building itself and all the...More

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Maria K
June 18, 2018|
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Response from Sara B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, definitely child/baby friendly. Lift for buggy. Lots of families when we visited.
October 5, 2017|
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Response from sarahkersey | Reviewed this property |
£6.00 per adult
Puneet G
April 12, 2017|
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Response from Russell-Cotes | Property representative |
Visitor entry is charged all year round to the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum. Adults are £6 gift aided. Entry to the shop and cafe is free.