Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, Bournemouth

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Art Museum · Historic Site
Intended as a birthday present for Merton Russell-Cotes' wife Annie, Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum is now an elegant gallery for contemporary art and museum artifacts. John Frederick Fogerty designed the Art Nouveau building, with interiors by John Thomas and his son Oliver. The hall's stylish design still feels fresh after over a century of use. Major temporary exhibitions are unveiled only twice yearly, but the permanent collection is on view throughout the year. After perusing the museum's collection, enjoy tea in the historic lobby of the Royal Bath Hotel next door. Plan your Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Bournemouth using our Bournemouth holiday planning website.
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  • The art is always worth a visit and the location is close to the pier. Nice cafe too! I recommend this venue as a part of any trip to Bournemouth.  more »
  • Full of interest. Some wonderful paintings. It is in a beutiful building in a lovely location, very easy to find. Recommended.  more »
  • Excellent visit. Wildly varied collection. I could have spent hours. Would have loved a postcard of 'A Good Joke' by CF Goldie. Maybe next time.
  • A decent enough museum and art gallery to while away an hour or two, but relatively expensive when you consider that most public museums are free to enter, and this museum is owned by Bournemouth Council...

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