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Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

Promenade East Cliff, Bournemouth BH1 3AA, England
+44 1202 451858
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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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  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Promenade East Cliff, Bournemouth BH1 3AA, England
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"beautiful house"
in 54 reviews
"late victorian"
in 23 reviews
"pre raphaelite paintings"
in 18 reviews
"guided tour"
in 35 reviews
"treasure trove"
in 21 reviews
"fascinating place"
in 21 reviews
"overlooking the sea"
in 25 reviews
"free entry"
in 31 reviews
"rainy day"
in 41 reviews
"on display"
in 29 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 76 reviews
"cakes"
in 48 reviews
"nice cafe"
in 43 reviews
"royal bath hotel"
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"entrance fee"
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"couple of hours"
in 44 reviews
"visiting bournemouth"
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Reviewed yesterday

We started off with the introductory film which sets the scene giving the history etc which was fascinating in itself. The house is great packed with bits to look at and a very interesting large art collection. There are lifts in the entrance building and...More

Thank Sue P
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A really special museum / gallery on a brilliant location. The perfect break when the beached get too busy!

Thank _2ndnozzle
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Reviewed 4 days ago

was passing by so popped in - not that big but was ok - I wouldn't visit again bit good for people looking for something to do in bournemouth

Thank amb199
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I took my family there and I loved it and so did my husband, however, we live in a age of iphones and ipads so the children showed more interest in that then what was inside this awesome building. I would go again and again...More

Thank Jennifer C
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful old Edwardian building with lots of lovely things to look at. If you're not an arty person than just pay a visit to look at the pretty garden. It's a stones throw from the stunming sandy beach so silly to miss it out on...More

Thank Suzie W
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing, preserved Victorian mansion with eclectic mix of artefacts and paintings. Very tastefully presented with an adjoining visitors centre, cafe and shop. Loved every bit of it. Will visit again

Thank Chat65
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It's a really lovely museum and gallery with so many interesting things to see, lovely paintings and furniture. Take a guided tour to find out all the stories behind the family that lived there and how their amazing collection of artworks was gathered. There is...More

Thank sallyflora
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A short stroll from the traditional seaside attractions is this remarkable Victorian villa, stuffed full of art of varying quality and decoration that is dazzling and stifling by turn. The story of the family that built the house and collected all the stuff within it...More

1  Thank John F
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A beautiful location on the East Cliff of Bournemouth, within easy walking distance of the Oceanarium/Promenade, the Russell Coates offers architectural reconstruction, social history and art collecting under one roof. Amenities: a structurally sympathetic (and well stocked) modern cafe and exhibition space is before the...More

1  Thank emmaaustinuk
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Really nice cafe in the museum would reccomend . Freahly mad delcious sandwches good soup and nce setting

Thank bwendy
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Maria K
18 June 2018|
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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.
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wonderqirls
6 October 2017|
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Response from sarahkersey | Reviewed this property |
£6.00 per adult
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Puneet G
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.
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