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, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Tues-Sat 10.00-17.00 all year round
School summer holidays Sun 12.00-16.00

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

Red House Museum and Gardens
Quay Road
BH23 1BU




01202 482860

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