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Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

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Address: Promenade East Cliff | East Cliff, Bournemouth BH1 3AA, England
Phone Number: +44 1202 451858
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Private home of extensive travelers Sir Merton Russell-Cotes and his wife...

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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Interesting house and exhibits

Enjoyed an afternoon here exploring a fascinating house and history of Bournemoth- interesting exhibition of world travels and an up to date 20th century artist exhibition... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyed an afternoon here exploring a fascinating house and history of Bournemoth- interesting exhibition of world travels and an up to date 20th century artist exhibition. Recommend

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It seems to be Bournemouth's well kept secret, even though we were staying at the Royal Bath Hotel next door! A delightful experience. Particularly surprised by the Alfred Munnings enormous painting of the Newlyn Artist Dod Proctor on horseback. Also the temporary exhibition of more recent paintings.

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved it, gallery, house, gardens and little coffee area all really lovely, well worth a look around even if you just walk around the garden and visit the gift shop.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this quirky gallery and am always telling friends about it. It appears to be one of Bournemouth's best-kept secrets. On my last visit there was a pianist playing, which added to the ambience as we strolled around the rooms. Loved the special exhibition of 20th-century art.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This really is the hidden jewel in Bournemouth''s crown. I had no great expectations as this is a relatively small, tucked-away museum, but there is so much to see here. The house itself and the romantic back story are fascinating enough, but every room is jam-packed with exquisite art works, paintings, sculptures and objets d'arte from around the world. My... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a beautiful, big house and lots to see! Worth every penny! I recommend for ages 8 - 90. Finished off the experience with tea and cakes.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stacked with interesting items and just a 5 minutes walk from Bournemouth pier this offers a chance to drop in to some more culturues times and a nice cafe to boot.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beautiful Victorian house was built to express a love. It is filled with Victorian furniture, Pre-Raphaelite paintings, sculptures, and pieces from around the world. Lovely conservatory overlooking the sea and a home worth visiting on many occasions.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This house/Museum is so stunning!! And really captures the unique style of 1900s you really get the feel of the history in this place! OUTSTANDING!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not particularly cheap (but has free days occasionally) and has to maintain a genuinely unique place, an almost random collection of items by a late 19th century couple - basically an insurance salesman that did really well, invested his dosh wisely and then spent on travelling and collecting. And building a house on a cliff in the centre of... More 

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