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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 2020 (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
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:

  • Noel M
    Most interesting place in Bournemouth
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 31st December 2019
    We had seen a program about this art gallery and museum on television and deceided then to pay it a visit . It was a couple of hundred miles to go and see but we made a bit of a holiday of our visit... Read full review
  • J2421DSjosephb
    Trip Type:
    Reception desk too busy to take payment to enter Museum.
    1 of 5 stars
    Friday, 3rd January 2020
    Arrived early afternoon to visit Russell-Coates Building and on approaching reception desk was told loudly ‘you will have to wait as I’m busy’. So my wife and I waited and after five minutes Without... Read full review
  • James D
    Atmospheric delight
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 19th January 2020
    I am sorry to say as a Dorset resident I had vaguely heard of the Russell-Cotes but had not really had it on my radar as a place to visit. When we were invited to visit we thought it could be quite... 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

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Sunday, 8th March 2020 - Sunday, 8th March 2020

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Thursday, 26th March 2020 - Thursday, 26th March 2020

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Saturday, 9th May 2020 - Saturday, 9th May 2020

Watercolour painting of a fantasy landscapeFantasy Landscapes Family WorkshopJoin artist Charlie James to illustrate your own fantasy landscape by creating a watercolour painting inspired by our exhibition Beyond the Brotherhood.
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