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Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

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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
+44 1202 451858
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All reviewsbeautiful houselate victorianamazing collectionguided tourtreasure trovefascinating placeoverlooking the seafree entryon displayworth a visitcakesnice caferoyal bath hotelcouple of hoursentrance feerainy dayvisiting bournemouth
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Awful. Main entrance, ladies on reception were friendly enough. Inside, I get told off by a condescending staff member for reading a card that clearly states “please replace after use”, which surely indicates it’s meant for reading?! Or was it cos’ I is brown?! Also,...More

Thank Zlamanque
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very well handled museum and gallery,the old house is amazing a step back to Victorian England. The gallery has some amazing pre-raphaelite masterpieces. If you like art, then come here.

Thank John G
Reviewed 5 days ago

Russel-Cotes owned the Royal Bath Hotel and built his home next door (so convenient for take-aways!). I love it, from the playful roof to the darkly-gothic corners and the surplus of just about everything. Never visit Bournemouth without seeing it.

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

When I first chanced upon this place 10 years ago; I found it absolutely enchanting. The gardens were beautifully maintained and full of exotic and colourful flowers; complimenting the characteristics of the charming old house that looks out to sea. Inside was a treasure chest...More

Thank Jenny H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Both the wonderful architecture of the building and superb collection of artefacts make this an excellent gallery/museum. The collection is made up from the couples tours all over the world in the 19th century, and are in interesting insight to the Victorian travellers. All well...More

Thank Andy E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited as it was right opposite our hotel and we spent 2 hours or more there looking at all the interesting artifacts and paintings. Really enjoyed it. We thought they might earn more if the entry desk was placed beyond the cafe (rather than...More

Thank Starchild51
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Bournmouth on the bus whilst staying in Christchurch. This place was very pleasant and nicely set up to view on a blustery day. Good cafe, and lovely wild sea views.

Thank pauline l
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by my sister in law Very good History Interesting Lots of artefacts Lots too look at Good views

Thank moononline
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Purchased lovely print and frame for my granddaughter and other gift and cards. Food was good and healthy.

Thank NicolaM2812
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A stunning Victorian house. I spent a couple of hours here just taking in the atmosphere. Wonderful art and artefacts to peruse. Stunning views of the bay from the windows. Nice cafeteria and reasonable prices in the gift shop. Would recommend a visit to this...More

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Maria K
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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.
5 October 2017|
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Response from sarahkersey | Reviewed this property |
£6.00 per adult
12 April 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.