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Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

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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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Promenade East Cliff, Bournemouth BH1 3AA, England
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All reviews beautiful house late victorian pre raphaelite paintings amazing collection guided tour treasure trove fascinating place overlooking the sea on display nice cafe worth a visit entry fee royal bath hotel couple of hours rainy day visiting bournemouth the cliff
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Reviewed yesterday

If you are in Bournemouth the Russell Coates Art Gallery & Museum should be on your places to visit list. Every room is full of paintings, furniture and sculpture.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank brianinlondon2018
Reviewed 5 days ago

FINALLY visited here after meaning to do so for about 2 years. Absolutely beautiful gardens, very friendly staff and incredible house. Lots of information on both the art pieces and the family that lived there.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Emily M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Russell-Cotes museum... what an incredible collection. I am not a fan of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, but the art contained herein is incredible. I particularly loved Moore’s work ‘Midsummer’, and some of the more modern pieces, ‘Spray’ by Williamson, stylistically reminiscent of Stanley Spencer..... The highlight...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank John C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beautiful house that was built by the husband for his wife to show his love and devotion is really quite stunning and unique! It was so lovely to be allowed to roam around in your own time and have nowhere off limits! The family...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Cathy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting house and collection of art and artifacts from all over the world. The exhibition of John Thompson photographs whilst travelling through China in the 1870s was really good.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank stupandus
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to this gallery several times but their current exhibition is worth an extra visit. "China, through the lens of John Thomson 1868-72" is an amazing collection of photographs concentrating on the people and landscapes of China. There is also a very good...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Barbara O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am not a big fan of art galleries or museums. However we had some friends staying with us who love both. So we took them here not expecting to get much out of it for ourselves. How wrong we were, we all thought it...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ShuggieG
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here many a time, a hidden gem of Bournemouth. Stunning house with so much history and art. Must see

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank justinsS9215BW
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are not sure where to visit in Bournemouth and you have an hour or two to spare ITS WORTH THE VISIT.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank tina s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't know what to expect of this museum but it turned out to be the collection of international artworks and artifaacts amassed by a very adventurous and wealthy nineteenth century couple in a house built specifically to accommodate it. The architecture the decor and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from Anne55England | Reviewed this property |
No need to book Free admission with Art Fund membership
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Response from sarab931 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, definitely child/baby friendly. Lift for buggy. Lots of families when we visited.