Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, Bournemouth

4.5
#1 of 6 in Museums in Bournemouth
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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  • What a great find. We went with two teenage girls and even they admitted to enjoying it! It's a beautiful building and garden and the history of it's owners make it even more interesting. There is...  more »
  • Beautiful museum tucked away on the beach front providing lovely views. Very informative and has a lovely small cafe inside. Wouldn’t need all day to visit but could always wonder on to the beach...  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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