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Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

East Cliff Promenade, 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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East Cliff Promenade, Bournemouth BH1 3AA, England
East Cliff Promenade, Bournemouth BH1 3AA, England
+44 1202 451858
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

Well, the Russell-Cotes Art Gallary and Museum is one of the highlights of any visit to Bournemouth. I have been here MANY times. If you have not been, you should go. The cafe in the Museum lives up to the high standards of the rest...More

Thank Noman2
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Can't recommend this high enough, it's a beautiful house with stunning views, stuffed with amazing treasures, wonderful paintings by renowned artists such as Landseer & Rossetti, all close enough to really appreciate the work. You can lean against Napoleons desk or wonder at the capacity...More

Thank marilyn h
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We were in area & saw an advert - we had not even heard of it before ! We were very pleased we did visit- set in lovely gardens - that are free to walk round, we started our visit by having drinks in the...More

Thank sweetytours
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Recommended by a friend and found the museum to be most unusual. Good place to visit on New Year's day.

Thank AnneeJ
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Yes it's an assault course for the elderly or less able. Still the management charges full price for OAPS, whilst pleading poverty and then doesn't offer the full experience only if you can manage the multitude of steps. However there's a lift for the cafe....More

Thank CarolynMary24
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Please take the time to visit this house that Merton built for his wife's birthday. A wonderful house jammed packed with treasures. The paintings are fabulous and collections from all over the world demand a viewing. We had a great guide Sandra who filled us...More

1  Thank christine n
Reviewed 29 December 2016

The house itself is good, there's an interesting range of items and art to look at, but in general houses aren't my favourite; saying that, it's not bad. Sadly, there's a strange pricing system depending on the time of year, I think free for a...More

2  Thank Kirsty G
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Always great to visit RCM am a local and love coming in to just look and amazing collection of art and its amazing interior. Also the cafe is great for a cake.

Thank Grant B
Reviewed 15 December 2016

The is a magical jewel of Bournemouth, so worth a visit, so much to see you'll need a second visit to fit it all in. The staff were lovely and very friendly.

Thank samanthak1966
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Have visited this museum many times when have been visiting Bournemouth, it is always a pleasure. This time when entering there was a lovely group singing around the piano dressed in Victorian costume this added wonderfully to the atmosphere of this special place. There was...More

2  Thank jeanettesmith
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5 October 2017|
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Response from sarahkersey | Reviewed this property |
£6.00 per adult
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.
Robert S
24 July 2015|
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Response from Russell-Cotes | Property representative |
The entry charge for the Russell-Cotes is £6 gift aided per adult. The entry charge is for the historic house including the exhibition "Alphonse Mucha: In Quest of Beauty" in the Edwardiangalleries... More