Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum and its collection

Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum

In 1901 Sir Merton Russell-Cotes built a dream house as a gift for his wife Annie. They filled it with their extraordinary collection of paintings, sculptures and treasures collected on their travels around the world. Step back in time and discover this grand Victorian Villa overlooking the sea in Bournemouth, with its rich atmosphere, masterpieces by great artists like Dante Rossetti, local artworks, exquisite sculptures, sumptuous interior decoration, a Victorian garden, and spectacular views. Enjoy light lunches, tea and cake in our Cafe, and pick up a souvenir in our Museum shop.

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Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum
East Cliff Promenade
BH1 3AA Bournemouth

Visitor information Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum

Opening hours

Monday Closed
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00

Bank Holiday Mondays 10am - 5pm
Closed: Mondays, Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.


0 – 4Free
5 – 17£4.50
Museums AssociationFree
Family (2 adults, 3 children)£22.60


Wheelchair accessible
Museum shop

Location & Map

East Cliff Promenade, Bournemouth

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