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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%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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East Cliff Promenade, Bournemouth BH1 3AA, England
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"beautiful house"
in 51 reviews
"late victorian"
in 22 reviews
"pre raphaelite paintings"
in 17 reviews
"amazing collection"
in 17 reviews
"guided tour"
in 33 reviews
"treasure trove"
in 21 reviews
"fascinating place"
in 19 reviews
"free entry"
in 31 reviews
"on display"
in 28 reviews
"overlooking the sea"
in 22 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 69 reviews
"nice cafe"
in 41 reviews
"cakes"
in 42 reviews
"east cliff"
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"entrance fee"
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"couple of hours"
in 41 reviews
"visiting bournemouth"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very nice, easy atmosphere ~ inexpensive too. We have been there before & will definitely return, next time with more time to go inside the museum too of course.

Thank DawnyAnnie
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely house to visit, a real feast on the eyes. Reasonable entrance price and lots to see. We took the guided tour and the lady was both enthusiastic and knowledgable about the property.......did not expect to see some if napoleon's possessions on a visit to...More

Thank Nofrowns
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A wonderful experience professionally created and delivered by Pippa, a hugely talented (volunteer) tour guide. Having visited the museum a few years ago without a guide, we joined the Sunday morning tour and had a delightful two hours with Pippa bringing life to the many...More

Thank Mr John H
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very quaint museum. Used to visit as a teenager!!! Fascinating collection of objects from the orient. Nice cafe, open to non-museum visitors, which was the purpose for our visit this time.

Thank Vince G
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Took a visiting relative who wanted to go on the guided tour. (we live here and didn't even realise there was one!). It was really interesting and a beautiful building and, even though we live here, we learnt lots of new stuff about Bournemouth generally...More

Thank halftime716
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is full of different treasures collected and left to the people of Bournemouth by Merton Russell Cotes and his wife who were famous hoteliers. They travelled the world collecting. Merton built the house as a present for Annie. The house is fabulous and...More

Thank hmlhhf
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This may have been the best art gallery and museum we have ever visited. Breath -taking exhibits very beautifully presented. The house itself was out of this world, the number and quality of exhibits was exceptional, quite breathtaking. Will look forward to another visit to...More

Thank Barry S
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The building itself is well worth a visit but there's so much to see with some amazing art, sculpture and interesting curios from the travels of the Russell-Cotes. We really enjoyed the views from the Yellow Room too.

1  Thank Dee-2x-you
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If I remember correctly the place has gone more formal than when I was last here some years ago, but still a great way to pass 2 or 3 hours. The entrance and shop are very impressive - perhaps a little more expensive relatively than...More

1  Thank Geoff W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

an unusual collection of all sorts of things of interest collected by the couple in the late 1800 to the early 1900s from all over the world. the art collection is fantastic and well displayed in the beautiful house

Thank Claire C
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wonderqirls
5 October 2017|
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Response from sarahkersey | Reviewed this property |
£6.00 per adult
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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.
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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
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