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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 reviews beautiful house late victorian amazing collection guided tour treasure trove victorian era fascinating place overlooking the sea on display free entry nice cafe worth a visit royal bath hotel couple of hours entrance fee rainy day visiting bournemouth
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A must see and a very reasonable afternoon out. Great things to see and a relaxing atmosphere. The staff are welcoming. I can recommend it enough.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank fimcv
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a stunning place with spectacular views of Bournemouth and the pier. Great artefacts and works of art. Plus a great courier who knows everything about this place. Well worth seeing and great value for money. There is a lovely cafe there and gift...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank jackienorman2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a gem. The family home of a worthy couple who travelled the world collecting art and artefacts to share with us all. All very grand and well displayed.The views are fantastic perched high on the cliff next to The Royal Bath hotel.Well kept gardens....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Jacqualyn B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Bournemouth for the Noel Fitzpatrick tour and had been told about the Russell Cotes. We arrived last Tuesday and were so lucky to be just in time for a guided tour. We have never been on a tour where the guide (Pippa)...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Sue R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited in November.Entry price £7.50.House was lovely with a good mixture of art from around the world. Terrace was locked so could not step outside to admire the views.Gardens shabby and overgrown,not much to see.Needs some tender loving care.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MariaEarlsfield
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful building in a wonderful setting. A journey with a family, in the family home. No rope barriers, just a fabulous collection of the beautiful, the desirable and the interesting. Great coffee shop too, don’t miss it, one of the best places in Bournemouth.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Angela C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The title is a true reflection of the gallery and museum , it is exactly as advertised. The photographic exibition of John Thomsons relating to China in the Victorian era is superb , there is so much artwork and artifacts on display from nearly every...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 939carls
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum is one of those places that houses a couple's collection of art and curios from around the worlkd, gathered on their travels. There are regular art installations and a very good video guide to the place's history. It's set...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nick E
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We were unaware of this collection, until we visited in Sept 2018. It is well worth a visit if you are interested in arts and crafts from the late 19th and early 20th Century. The house has. in parts, been kept in a similar condition...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 7 November 2018

On the outside this building is impressive but in inside even more so .The former home of a man who travelled the world, That is very clear when visiting the various rooms .We had been before a few years ago but there have been new...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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18 June 2018|
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Response from sarab931 | 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
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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.