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Red House Museum & Gardens

Quay Road, Christchurch BH23 1BU, England
+44 1202 482860
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A little gem!

Great little museum packed with local history and a special exhibition of 'robots'. We visited on a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
What a surprise

An amazing little museum. So many very interesting things to see. Great display on furse chain... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brisbane, Australia
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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 aromatic walled Herb Garden featuring herbs and old-fashioned roses, and stroll through the woodland walk in the tranquil South Garden. Facilities include, accessible toilets, cafe, shop as well as venue hire spaces.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Quay Road, Christchurch BH23 1BU, England
+44 1202 482860
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little museum packed with local history and a special exhibition of 'robots'. We visited on a rainy day with young grandsons and there was interest for us all. Highly recommended and we will visit again.

Thank silvanne
Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing little museum. So many very interesting things to see. Great display on furse chain manufacture as well as a small display on Bailey bridges. Well worth a visit!

Thank Adventurers049
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here with a friend in July on a miserable rainy day and it was a good call It's small, yet informative and had a nice garden and a small area for coffee etc. You should give it a visit.

Thank Linnilon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If your in around the area do hunt out the red house museum, hidden in the back streets of Christchurch, suitably modest in appearance but jam packed with charm. Museum is stuffed full of local social history made accessible to children through a range of...More

Thank Puddle83
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had actually walked past this museum when we began a chat with a local couple who recommended we visit and how pleased we were. One room is full of interesting items made by someone called Mark out of cast off items. A video was...More

Thank snowdrop305
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we visited there was an exhibition of robots which fascinated our grandchildren. There are all sorts of child friendly interesting things in the garden and a trails for them to follow through the museum which our three year old thoroughly enjoyed. There are galleries...More

Thank fkw1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic place! Friendly and very informative. When we visited there were robots on display made from old tech and bits and bobs. Loved it. Recommended for a lovely couple of hours.

Thank PatrickH1249
Reviewed 23 June 2017

This little gem of a museum was recommended by a fellow visitor to Christchurch. It is a fascinating time-capsule with masses of interesting exhibits. Free entry and coffee and tea facilities, and New Forest icecream. The gardens are a haven of peace and I sat...More

Thank Gregory T
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Absolutely fantastic display of Social History. Our gratitude to all the staff and volunteers who made this visit to the Red House a wonderful experience.

Thank RKR38
Reviewed 23 May 2017

There is so much to see. You will need quite a bit of time to see everything. Don't forget the dinosaurs in the garden.

Thank Neville V
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