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. Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum features exhibits related to: world cultures, social history, architecture, costume and textiles, personalities, performing arts, fine art, decorative and applied art and maritime. Key themes, people and exhibits in the museum include: venus verticordia, victorian art, japanese art, henry irving and rossetti.
Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 5pm
Bank Holiday Mondays 10am - 5pm
Closed: Mondays, Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
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