Red House Museum

Out the front of Red House Museum located in Christchurch Dorset

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Admission to the Red House Museum is free, but donations welcome.

Opening Times

All Year (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)

* Covid-19 reduced opening days and hours - please check the website.

Red House Museum
Quay Road
BH23 1BU
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Tel01202 482860



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    Recent Reviews:

    • GlyndwrL1
      Chipperfield, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      museum visit
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 6th January 2023
      An interesting little museum in what was once a workhouse , plenty of exhbits to see including old toys aqnd household goods , well worth the entrance fee of £0 , which is very rare these days Read full review
    • wingate
      London, United Kingdom
      Small museum, little of interest
      3 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 14th October 2023
      I came here hoping to find out about the history of the town.However little seems to have happened between the 12th century and today.The exhibits were largely uninteresting.Spent about 30 minutes... Read full review
    • gary_weston484
      Christchurch, United Kingdom
      Museum choc full of interesting things
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 30th November 2023
      Lovely informative museum loads of artefacts , nice gardens and little cafe .Very friendly volunteer staff. All set in a lovely building next to the Priory . Read full review


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    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    By car: the museum is beside Christchurch Priory. Follow brown signs which lead to nearby car parks.There is one hour free parking outside the museum and a pay and display car park at the end of Quay Road.

    Public Transport Directions

    By public transport: Christchurch railway station is a 10 minute walk from the museum. Yellow Buses and red Wilts and Dorset buses pass through Christchurch High Street. Stops are less than a 5 minute walk away, follow tourist signs.

    Related Events

    Saturday, 9th December 2023 - Saturday, 9th December 2023

    Yuletide Family Fun DayYuletide Family Fun DayYuletide Family Fun Days return! Following on from the success of last year's events, we are delighted to invite families back to the museum to celebrate the festive Yuletide season with us.
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    Saturday, 9th December 2023 - Saturday, 9th December 2023

    Saturday, 16th December 2023 - Saturday, 16th December 2023

    Choir in Red House Museum CourtyardCarols in the CourtyardJoin us again this year for Carols in the Courtyard on Saturday 9th and Saturday 16th December, 3pm
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    Saturday, 9th December 2023 - Sunday, 31st December 2023

    Christmas Gnome HuntChristmas Gnome HuntWhen winter sets in a village of Gnomes moves into the museum, but where do they hide? Explore the museum and see how many magical Gnome homes you can might even spot a Christmas Gnome or two!
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    Wednesday, 20th December 2023 - Wednesday, 20th December 2023

    Yuletide Hobby HorsesMuseum Make: Yuletide Hobby HorsesMake your own yuletide hobby horse using craft materials and a very large sock!
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