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Red House Museum & Gardens

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Friendly and helpful staff. Small museum with different exhibits. Things to keep kids occupied... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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We visited the Red House Museum on a day trip to Christchurch. We are so please we did. Plenty of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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“stone age”(6 reviews)
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The Red House Museum & Gardens is located in the centre of Christchurch by the Priory. The former Georgian workhouse is now a local history museum which hosts a changing programme of exhibitions and activities for families and adults. Relax in the...more
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Quay Road, Christchurch BH23 1BU, England
+44 1202 482860
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly and helpful staff. Small museum with different exhibits. Things to keep kids occupied like dolls house, dressing up and clip board activities. Garden area was quite nice. Toilets were clean. Free to visit but they welcome donations.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank SSB82
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Red House Museum on a day trip to Christchurch. We are so please we did. Plenty of local history, displayed brilliantly and very informative. An excellent way to spend a couple of hours. You will be disappointed if you don't 😁.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank iansN6260JU
Reviewed March 5, 2019

The building itself has its own charm and the local history exhibits and installations are very well displayed and interesting. The garden is largely a physic garden and is maintained by volunteers so not exactly manicured but a pleasing little oasis all the same.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank weatherwax1
Reviewed March 5, 2019

What a lovely find! This little museum is packed with history about the local area, it has a pretty little garden and the volunteers are so friendly and knowledgeable.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank gabrielle_rafello
Reviewed February 10, 2019

The museum itself is situated in Christchurch's former workhouse which is history in itself. It is located just two minutes walk from both the Priory and the picturesque quayside.It is a place that must be taken in on any visit to Christchurch! A superb little...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Barry S
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Vaguely remember visiting over 20 years ago with the kids. Well worth the visit so much to take in regarding local history. The 60's room brought back some memories. All this for a donation.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 20, 2018

I loved this place, on entering, the volunteers who run the place were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. They explained the history of the building and its collections. It's only small but packed with tiny nuggets of social history, including many toys. The displays are excellently...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Sunnywin
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This is a dear little museum set close to the town centre, priory church and quay. It also has a small garden which is nice to wonder around.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Thecatsatonthemat
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Me and my husband wanted a day out, I have been there before when I was a child but my husband had never been, we thoroughly enjoyed walking through and seeing all the different items from different years. We also enjoyed the gardens and seeing...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Hannah S
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Free to enter (donations asked for via collection box). Friendly staff. Lovely walk around the gardens. Good museum inside.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tordeb
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