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The Russell-Cotes Café serves a delicious range of light lunches, teas, coffees and cakes. 

Situated in the light & airy modern wing of the museum, the Café is the perfect place to enjoy some refreshments, surrounded by art exhibited in the Café Gallery.

All profits from the Café go directly to the charity – every cup of tea and slice of cake you enjoy helps us to preserve this unique and beautiful piece of Bournemouth’s heritage.

Take a look at our Menu here

Admission to the Café and Café Gallery is without charge.
For information on the current exhibition please see here.


Now serving Afternoon Tea for Two at the Russell-Cotes.

Enjoy a treat of finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and delicious mini cakes with tea for £26 (option of adding bubbly for £36) for you and a friend.

Booking is required by calling 01202 451827 or emailing russellcotes@bournemouth.gov.uk

Served between 3pm-4:30pm.

Gift Vouchers are available; with some including entry to the Historic House. To buy please visit or telephone the Café


Board Game Fridays at the Russell-Cotes Cafe.  Click here for more information.

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Additional Information

Opening Times

Summer opening (30 March to 28 October)
10.00am – 4.30pm Tuesday to Sunday

Winter opening (30 October 2018 to 5 April 2019)
10.30am - 4.00pm Tuesday to Sunday

We are open on Bank Holidays (except for Good Friday)