Red House Museum and Gardens

Red House Museum and Gardens
Quay Road
BH23 1BU




0845 6035 635

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Red House Museum and Gardens
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A charming Georgian building (originally the town's workhouse) filled with a rich variety of displays and objects with a local theme. A herb garden, old fashioned rose and herbaceous borders, gift shop, coffee shop, a changing exhibitions programme, as well as a varied programme of events and activities for adults and children, make this a fascinating place to visit.

Venue Type:

Museum, Historic house or home, Gallery

Opening hours

Tues-Sat 10.00-17.00
Sun 14.00-17.00
Spring & Summer Bank Holiday Mondays 10.00-17.00
Last admission 16.30

Closed: Sun before 14.00
Mon (except Spring & Summer Bank Holidays)
Good Friday
Christmas & New Year

Admission charges

Free admission

Displays include the archaeological material from Christchurch and the surrounding area; a large social history & bygones gallery featuring Victorian and Edwardian objects on many themes; the Herbert Druitt Costume Gallery (currently displaying wedding dresses 1820s-1960s) and a 1930s room setting with furniture by local Arts & Crafts maker Arthur Romney Green.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Fine Art, Personalities, Social History

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Two ladies in vintage clothing with a cup of tea

Red House Museum Vintage Fair- A Vintage day out.

  • 6 September 2014 10am-4pm

Vintage Fair at the Red House Museum and Gardens. Vintage stalls throughout the museum and gardens with live music from The Diamonds, cream teas and cakes, craft activities for the children, Pimms for the adults!

Suitable for

  • Any age


Free admission