Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, Bournemouth

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Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
Intended as a birthday present for Merton Russell-Cotes' wife Annie, Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum is now an elegant gallery for contemporary art and museum artifacts. John Frederick Fogerty designed the Art Nouveau building, with interiors by John Thomas and his son Oliver. The hall's stylish design still feels fresh after over a century of use. Major temporary exhibitions are unveiled only twice yearly, but the permanent collection is on view throughout the year. After perusing the museum's collection, enjoy tea in the historic lobby of the Royal Bath Hotel next door. Plan your Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Bournemouth using our Bournemouth holiday planning website.
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  • Spent a couple of hours walking round this fantastic place. £7.50 each to get in. Shop when you first go in. Card payment s only. Lift if you need it or there are stairs. A real must if you go to...  more »
  • What a brilliant place to visit even on a wet day. The staff are so friendly and so very helpful. The amount of art, things to see and the house is magnificent. This is a must visit when in...  more »
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  • Excellent visit. Wildly varied collection. I could have spent hours. Would have loved a postcard of 'A Good Joke' by CF Goldie. Maybe next time.
  • A decent enough museum and art gallery to while away an hour or two, but relatively expensive when you consider that most public museums are free to enter, and this museum is owned by Bournemouth Council...

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