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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
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Recent Reviews:

  • GlennInRome
    Great blend of art and architecture
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 8th September 2019
    I happened to have enjoyed the art collection very much; but, even if the art is not to your liking, the building itself is worth checking out. The Victorian house is very ornate. I particularly... Read full review
  • Leslie S
    Walsall, United Kingdom
    Flog It
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 9th September 2019
    Recentely flog it visited the house and as we were going to Bournemouth decided to see for ourselves. it was a great way to spend two hours, the House has so much History and so many stories to tell... Read full review
  • Michaelxoxo
    Trip Type:
    Lovely to hear about our heritage
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 19th September 2019
    Absolutely stunning pieces! New and old. Have been every year for 15 years. Used to be free years ago but would have paid the entrance fee anyway back then. 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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Wednesday, 25th September 2019 - Wednesday, 25th September 2019

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