Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum

Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum
East Cliff
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH1 3AA
England

Website

www.russell-cotes.bournemouth.gov.uk

E-mail

r-c.enquiries@bournemouth.gov.uk

Telephone

01202 451858

24 hour answer-phone

01202 451800

Fax

01202 451851

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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. A modern extension has since been added following a Heritage Lottery Fund refurbishment providing temporary gallery space as well as a shop and cafe.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery, Historic house or home

Opening hours

Tue-Sun 1000-1700
Bank Holiday Mon 1000-1700

Closed: Mon
Good Friday and Christmas Day.

Admission charges

Seasonal Charging Applies

Discounts

  • Museums Association

One of the last Victorian houses built, East Cliff Hall incorporates an eclectic mix of Scottish, Italian and Moorish styles creating a unique atmosphere. The collection includes Victorian art and sculpture; artefacts from the Russell-Cotes' extensive world travels, including a dedicated Japanese gallery; a gallery devoted to the actor Henry Irving; an Edwin Longsden Long gallery; and changing temporary exhibitions showcasing modern art and items from the museum's store. Items not on display can be viewed by prior arrangement.

Collection details

Architecture, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Maritime, Personalities, Social History, World Cultures, Performing Arts

Key artists and exhibits

  • Japanese Art
  • Henry Irving
  • Rossetti
  • Venus Verticordia
  • Victorian Art
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