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Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Totally stunning

I've been wanting to visit here for years and was totally blow away by the place. Got there early... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Susie M
West Yorkshire
Meet the Author

The museum held a meet the Author evening. It made for an intimate setting with 3 successful... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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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 fascinating place overlooking the sea free entry on display worth a visit cakes nice cafe royal bath hotel couple of hours entrance fee rainy day visiting bournemouth
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I've been wanting to visit here for years and was totally blow away by the place. Got there early and at most of the rooms to myself to take some great photographs. I don't usually join in the tours but joined Pippa in a fabulous...More

Thank Susie M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The museum held a meet the Author evening. It made for an intimate setting with 3 successful fiction authors. The museum is a charming place to visit. A home that steel has the feel of a living home steeped with local history.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I’ve popped into Russell-Cotes on 3 occasions. I’ve not seen a huge amount of the house & museum but hope to soon! One visit was for a quick look around with an elderly Aunt visiting from AU, who has difficulty walking. We were quite late...More

Thank elizabethlV6977MN
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our first visit here, but it will not be our last as there is so much to see and experience as you wander through the many rooms of varying styles with a wealth of artefacts, art and sculptures accumulated and bequeathed by the Russell Cotes...More

Thank Geoff T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really interesting and quirky museum in beautiful beach front house that use to be owned by a very interesting late Victorian family who were well known philanthropists and art collectors. Also beautiful but small garden. Highly recommended for a visit if you are in Bournemouth,...More

Thank ropaa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although perched on the cliff top this is a hidden gem. The tranquil garden leads to a tasteful art orientated gift shop. A lift or a spiral stair case lead to a stately home, a collection of items from a victorian "grand tour", a coffee...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thus is such a gem to visit. The house and its treasures are so interesting. Really pleased we made the decision to visit. The views are stunning and the cafe was well situated and good coffee. Would recommend.

Thank beebs2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my second visit this year. I took along some friends who both loved the museum and want to come back soon when they have more time. Lots to see in this fascinating museum.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cannot fault this wonderful treasure by the sea. Outside and in are a treat and the guided your was especially well done. Will certainly return another time; there are too many treasures to appreciate in one visit.

Thank Lusy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A Fascinating collection of both art and The Cotes family collection of artifacts from their travels around the world in the 19th century. A very interesting place. Pleasant gardens and Tea Rooms too.

Thank Alan W
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Maria K
June 18, 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.
October 5, 2017|
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Response from sarahkersey | Reviewed this property |
£6.00 per adult
April 12, 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.