Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum

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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.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery, Historic house or home

Opening hours

Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 5pm
Bank Holiday Mondays 10am - 5pm

Closed: Mondays, Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Admission charges

Charges Apply
Adult £6 (gift aid)
Child £4 (gift aid)
See website for full price list

Discounts

  • Museums Association
  • National Art Pass

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

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

Website

http://russellcotes.com/

E-mail

r-c.enquiries@bournemouth.gov.uk

Telephone

01202 451858

24 hour answer-phone

01202 451800

Fax

01202 451851

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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