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Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

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Address: Promenade East Cliff | East Cliff, Bournemouth BH1 3AA, England
Phone Number: 01202 451858
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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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Having started living in Bournemouth in September 2015, i had no idea about Russell-Cotes Museum until a friend mentioned its worth a visit in the summer of 2016. Not only is it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having started living in Bournemouth in September 2015, i had no idea about Russell-Cotes Museum until a friend mentioned its worth a visit in the summer of 2016. Not only is it such a beautiful building, with amazing views, it is packed with equally beautiful rooms, paintings and history. I visited again, to which I purchased a years season ticket...and... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Saw this advertised in a local brochure and visited. A fantastic building with really friendly staff. Went on . The 11am guided tour and found out so much about family, building and the history of Bournemouth. Some fantastic art and artefacts in the museum. Certainly worth a visit.

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Cowes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nicely presented artefacts and fascinating history. Excellent art gallery. Could use more annotations with pictures.

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Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was recommended to us and well worth the visit. The ground floor is a souvenir shop then the original home part is upstairs, they have a lift. The family that lived here gave this home to Bournemouth council and it is now a museum filled to the brim with all their travelling things. There are some beautiful statues, paintings,... More 

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Corsham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A trip down the travels of this family but a bit too cluttered in Victorian style. Lovely gardens. Nice cafe. Interesting if not riveting.

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great story, great location and a very interesting mix of architecture and collections. A pity that the coffees store was closed because the view is beautiful.

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Wantage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Access to the cafe is free with amazing views of the pier and sea with great coffee and food. Tropical garden and if visiting the museum lots to see and admire

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This house is such a great place to visit in Bournemouth, is beautiful inside and out and also offers some different art galleries throughout the year.. Saw the mask one last, everything was just nice and also a really good lunch as a plus :)

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very individual house and collection with a touching back story. Good art and sculpture on view. Lots of stained glass ceilings and windows. The owners housed collections of souvenirs from their travels around the world. Really enjoyed it and loved the house. It made me smile!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the reason we stayed in Bournemouth and it did not disappoint. The house itself is fascinating and the art collection superb. A pianist played all the time we were there which added to the ambiance. The cafe is a lovely area and served excellent food

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