Red House Museum and Gardens

Red House Museum and Gardens
Red House Museum & 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

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
scuplptured hats made of wood

Togetherness-Anna & Lal Sims

  • 17 May — 19 July 2014

An exhibition of Anna and Lall's 'Togetherness'. Lall's wood carvings combined with Anna's paintings on limewood. Also Anna's mysterious doorways and ethereal faces and paintings of other subjects.
Alongside their work will be paintings from Anna's students, ranging from land and seascapes to still life and portraits.


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.
Wine and cheese social gathering

Museums At Night: The Red House Museum After Hours

  • 15 May 2014 7-10pm

As part of Museums at Night, the Red House Museum is opening it's doors and gardens after hours for an evening of live music, wine and food. Join us for this relaxed evening social in a wonderful historical environment. Includes a glass of wine and canapés!

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children