Red House Museum and Gardens

Red House Museum and Gardens
Quay Road
Christchurch
Dorset
BH23 1BU
England

Website

www3.hants.gov.uk/redhouse

E-mail

heritage@hants.gov.uk

info@hants.gov.uk

Telephone

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.
model of a prehistoric animal made from recycled materials

Family Workshop: Make a Prehistoric Pet

  • 22 August 2014 10:30am-12:30pm

As part of our Family Festival at the Red House museum, come along for the morining 10.3am -12.30pm or afternoon 2pm-4pm to imagine and create your very own Prehistoric Pet using mod roc, natural and recycled materials.
£4 per child- Adults free
Booking advisable as places are limited.
Suitable for ages 4+
Over 8 years may be unaccompanied.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17

Admission

£4 per child to cover materials
Adults Free

picture of a prehistoric model and scared man

Squashbox Theatre presents: 'Bones and Stones': Wonderful theatre for families

  • 23 August 2014 2pm-3:45am

As part of our Family Festival Squashbox Theatre present 'Bones and Stones' A fantastic mix of history and mystery with laughs, puppets, songs, slapstick, tall tales and crazy characters.
Suitable for ages 5+ 50minute show.
Tickets: £6 each
Family [4 persons] £20.
Advance booking advised as places are limited.
To book: Phone Forest Arts 01425 612393 or Red House Museum 01202 482860

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 16-17

Admission

£6 per ticket
Family [4 persons] £20

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

Admission

Free admission

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