Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum


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East Cliff Promenade
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH1 3AA
England

  • Phone: 01202 451858
  • 24 hour answer-phone: 01202 451800

This Grade II* seaside villa is the former home of Sir Merton and Lady Annie Russell-Cotes, who designed it to house their art collection and objects from their world travels. It was gifted to the borough in 1908 and opened as a museum in 1922.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 5pm Bank Holiday Mondays 10am - 5pm Closed: Mondays, Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Charges:

Charges Apply Adult £7.50 (gift aid) Child £4 (gift aid) Under 5s free See website for full price list

Discounts:

  • Museums Association
  • National Art Pass

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services

Facilities:

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Gardens open to public
  • Meeting room available
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas
  • Wheelchairs available for loan

Services:

  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
  • General guide to collections available
  • Guided tours
  • Information point provided
  • Loan service
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Public access available to collections information
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Specialist publications on collections available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students

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