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Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

About

Discover one of the most fascinating historic houses in England. Built by Merton Russell-Cotes as an extravagant birthday gift for his wife, Annie, it celebrates the couple’s passion for art and travel, world cultures and natural history. Situated on Bournemouth’s stunning cliff-top over-looking the sea, this exotic seaside villa has been sealed in time creating a unique atmosphere in a most dramatic setting.

A programme of special events and exhibitions are held throughout the year, please see our website for more details.

Admission:

£6.00 Gift Aided for adults, and £4 for a child aged 5-15. Children under 5 are no charge.

Opening Times:

Open 10.00am to 5.00pm Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays

Closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day.

Learning

Group visits welcome by prior arrangement. Numbers may be restricted because of space constraints. Please contact the museum directly to discuss your requirements.

Facilities

Museum facilities
Parking  
Refreshments Café (closed until end of March 2013)
Gift shop  Yes
Gardens/Grounds  
Toilets  
Toilets for Wheelchair Users   
Guided Tours   
Audio Tours   
Wheelchair Accessability  Most of the museum has lift access, except for the upper-ground floor of East Cliff Hall.
Induction Loop   
Facilities for the Blind / Visually Impaired   
Group Visits  
School Visits  
Outreach activities  

 

Contact

East Cliff Promenade
East Cliff
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH1 3AA

01202 451858/451820 (during opening hours);
01202 451800 (24-hour answer-phone)

http://www.russellcotes.com

r-c.enquiries@bournemouth.gov.uk