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Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

Bournemouth Category Museums & Galleries
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Dramatically located on the East Cliff, the historic house, art gallery & museum boasts stunning views across the Bournemouth Bay.

In 1901, Merton Russell-Cotes gave his wife Annie a dream house on a cliff-top, overlooking the sea.

It was an extraordinary, extravagant birthday present – lavish, splendid, and with a touch of fantasy. They filled this exotic seaside villa with beautiful objects from their travels across the world, and lined the walls with a remarkable collection of British art, creating a unique atmosphere in a most dramatic setting.

A home, an art gallery, and a museum. Then they sealed it in time, and gave it to the future.  


Suggested Donation £5: 1 October - 31 March

Seasonal Admission Charge: 1 April - 30 September

The Russell-Cotes is a Registered Charity and relies on your donation. You can Gift Aid both your seasonal entrance charge and your donations.

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