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Red House Museum & Gardens

Quay Road, Christchurch BH23 1BU, England
+44 1202 482860
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A small museum, staffed by friendly and helpful volunteers, helping to maintain the history of... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
AlpineGoat
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Devon, United Kingdom
Excellent local museum

Beautiful building and surrounding gardens. The history of the workhouse is very well evoked and... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
suslikWiltshire
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wiltshire
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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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“local history” (8 reviews)
“stone age” (6 reviews)
“worth a visit” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Quay Road, Christchurch BH23 1BU, England
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

A small museum, staffed by friendly and helpful volunteers, helping to maintain the history of Christchurch, for the information and interest of visitors. It contains exhibits showing aspects of the past activities and industries of Christchurch many of which (like the barracks and the aircraft...More

1  Thank AlpineGoat
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

Beautiful building and surrounding gardens. The history of the workhouse is very well evoked and the other exhibits on history of Christchurch are also well presented

Thank suslikWiltshire
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

This is a museum where the staff are friendly and enthusiastic. I came today to do some research and they couldn't do enough for me. The displays I saw looked very well kept and there was some very nice art in the art gallery. All...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Fab building and collection really enjoyed the herb garden and all the items on display lovely place to visit

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Reviewed 24 January 2018

I had never been there before so decided to go on a dismal day. Entry is free and the lady who greeted us was very friendly. They have a very wide variety of items to see from Victoriana back to Roman times. There are dressing...More

2  Thank Rosemary T
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

We enjoyed decorating our Christmas lanterns today. Such good value at £2.50 each. We will make sure that we attend future events there during the school holidays. The museum is a little gem in the heart of Christchurch, which is run by friendly volunteers and...More

1  Thank foody h
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

What do you do on a cold, but sunny day in December? We visited the Red House Museum and really liked it. It is free to go in with a friendly welcome to what was once a workhouse. On the ground floor there are lots...More

1  Thank Arthur M
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Visited here whilst charity day was on. Singers there made the visit even more atmospheric. So much packed into lovely old house and pretty garden, enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Would definitely go again if in that area. Very friendly and knowledgeable...More

Thank suefrombrighton
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a pleasant afternoon at the Red House Museum and gardens .There were lots of very interesting artefacts ,from the stone age to Victorian times over two floors ,and a facility to get a hot beverage if required

Thank Anne G
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Quite close to the Priory with a car park nearby this small museum full of facts an what things looked like.d artifacts of the local area. There loads of photos on the walls plus large albums up stairs ans even a computer to look at...More

1  Thank Iaon1967
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