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Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum

  • East Cliff Map It
  • Bournemouth
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

Perched on East Cliff, this lavish late-Victorian villa overflows with sculpture, paintings, and artifacts, including cases of butterflies and an exquisite suit of Japanese armor—just a few of the treasures collected from around the world by Russell-Cotes, a widely traveled Victorian couple. The house, a combination of Italian Renaissance and Scottish Baronial, with added Moorish-, Japanese-, and French-themed rooms, was designed to showcase the collection. There's also a small landscaped garden and café. The museum hosts temporary exhibitions, as well, such as ones devoted to female artists, or to art-nouveau master Alphonse Mucha.

Sight Information

Address:

East Cliff, Bournemouth, BH1 3AA, England

Map It

Phone:

01202-451800

Sight Details:

  • Oct.–Mar. free; Apr.–Sept. £5

Published 08/30/2016

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