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Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

Russell-Cotes art gallery and museum - exterior

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult/Senior£7.50 per ticket
Annual Pass HolderFree
Child (5-17 yrs)£4.00 per ticket
Child (Under 5)Free
Concessions£4.00 per ticket
Family (up to 2 adults & 3 children)£20.00 per ticket
Friends of the Russell-Cotes MemberFree
Student£4.00 per ticket

Entrance to the Cafe and Cafe gallery is without charge.

Opening Times

Opening 2019 (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
Tuesday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*

* Open: Bank holiday Mondays.
Closed: Mondays, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

The Russell-Cotes may be closed for functions on occasion, please check website before your visit.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change
East Cliff Promenade
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Tel01202 451858



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
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Recent Reviews:

  • Victoria M
    Penzance, United Kingdom
    Eclectic collection in a fascinating house
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 4th November 2019
    Well thought out with introductory short video, helpful notes in each room, fabulous collection reflects the personal taste of the owners who gave the house to Bournemouth. Read full review
  • Marlane H
    Ascot, United Kingdom
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 10th November 2019
    Just a two minute walk from Bournemouth Pier, this is the interesting collection of Merton Russell-Cotes and his wife Annie from 1901. Views from the windows overlook the sea as you walk round the... Read full review
  • NormanLewis
    Great Torrington, United Kingdom
    Well curated museum with an eclectic mixture of exhibits
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 12th November 2019
    First good point about this museum - which is housed in a very attractive, cliff-top, late Victorian house - is the short film in the lobby before entering the galleries, which tells you the history... Read full review

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, East Cliff Promenade, Bournemouth BH1 3AA, UK. We are situated next to the Royal Bath Hotel, just two minutes walk from Bournemouth Pier Closest car park Bath Road South (BH1 2EW)Access: The entrance is via a steep slope which may prove difficult for people with mobility problems, including wheelchair users. Due to the limited space electric scooters must be left at the entrance. A manual wheelchair can be borrowed, subject to availability. All parts of the building can be reached by lift, except the upper floor.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Bournemouth. Follow signs for town centre. The gallery is situated behind the Royal Bath Hotel on the East Cliff.

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Friday, 5th April 2019 - Sunday, 2nd February 2020

Piece of art, painting with 5 individuals, some with wingsThe Misattribution of Aurora TriumphansFor the first time in this tangled tale of art sales and forgery, the De Morgan Foundation lends drawings from its collection which helped prove the true author of the painting to the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum.
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