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Red House Museum & Gardens

Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Well worth a visit

This is a dear little museum set close to the town centre, priory church and quay. It also has a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Day out

Me and my husband wanted a day out, I have been there before when I was a child but my husband had... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
Hannah S
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  • Average3%
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  • Terrible1%
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“local history”(8 reviews)
“stone age”(6 reviews)
“worth a visit”(12 reviews)
The Red House Museum & Gardens is located in the centre of Christchurch by the Priory. The former Georgian workhouse is now a local history museum which hosts a changing programme of exhibitions and activities for families and adults. Relax in the...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Bournemouth
Quay Road, Christchurch BH23 1BU, England
+44 1202 482860
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 18 February 2015

This is a great little place to spend some time, loads to see in the museum & the gardens, The little café has some nice cakes to enjoy with a choice of drink options. Friendly volunteers.

4  Thank Louis C
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 25 February 2015

we couldn't get into the priory as there were funeral on so we wandered down the street and came across this free museum. The rooms were well laid out with some interesting articles about the past life of the house along with interesting artefacts from...More

3  Thank hartlovap
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a dear little museum set close to the town centre, priory church and quay. It also has a small garden which is nice to wonder around.

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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Me and my husband wanted a day out, I have been there before when I was a child but my husband had never been, we thoroughly enjoyed walking through and seeing all the different items from different years. We also enjoyed the gardens and seeing...More

Thank Hannah S
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Free to enter (donations asked for via collection box). Friendly staff. Lovely walk around the gardens. Good museum inside.

Thank Tordeb
Reviewed 10 June 2018

A small museum, staffed by friendly and helpful volunteers, helping to maintain the history of Christchurch, for the information and interest of visitors. It contains exhibits showing aspects of the past activities and industries of Christchurch many of which (like the barracks and the aircraft...More

3  Thank AlpineGoat
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Beautiful building and surrounding gardens. The history of the workhouse is very well evoked and the other exhibits on history of Christchurch are also well presented

Thank suslikWiltshire
Reviewed 18 April 2018

This is a museum where the staff are friendly and enthusiastic. I came today to do some research and they couldn't do enough for me. The displays I saw looked very well kept and there was some very nice art in the art gallery. All...More

Thank Robyn A
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Fab building and collection really enjoyed the herb garden and all the items on display lovely place to visit

Thank Jerri D
Reviewed 24 January 2018

I had never been there before so decided to go on a dismal day. Entry is free and the lady who greeted us was very friendly. They have a very wide variety of items to see from Victoriana back to Roman times. There are dressing...More

3  Thank Rosemary T
Reviewed 19 December 2017

We enjoyed decorating our Christmas lanterns today. Such good value at £2.50 each. We will make sure that we attend future events there during the school holidays. The museum is a little gem in the heart of Christchurch, which is run by friendly volunteers and...More

1  Thank foody h
Reviewed 8 December 2017

What do you do on a cold, but sunny day in December? We visited the Red House Museum and really liked it. It is free to go in with a friendly welcome to what was once a workhouse. On the ground floor there are lots...More

1  Thank Arthur M
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