PLEASE NOTE – THE TOP OF THE EAST CLIFF PATH IS CLOSED FOR WORK BETWEEN 14TH AND 21ST OCTOBER SO THERE IS NO ACCESS FROM THIS SIDE. PLEASE ACCESS THE MUSEUM VIA THE BOTTOM GARDEN GATE, BY COMING UP THE CLIFF PATH FROM PIER APPROACH OR VIA BATH ROAD SOUTH CAR PARK.
The Russell-Cotes is on the East Cliff Promenade, just two minutes walk from Bournemouth Pier and five minutes walk from the town centre.
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Also, you can do a virtual tour of the Russell-Cotes on Google here. Use the 1F, GF and GD tabs to explore different levels of the house.
Sat nav: BH1 3AA
From London: Take the M25, M3, M27 and A31 to Ringwood. From Ringwood follow the A338 (Wessex Way) to Bournemouth.
From the North & West: Head to the A31/A338 Ashley Heath junction just outside Ringwood and take the A338 (Wessex Way) to Bournemouth.
From the A338 (Wessex Way): Turn onto the A35 (St Paul’s Road). At the roundabout take the third exit (B3066) along Holdenhurst Road. Keep following the signs for the B3066, which will lead on to Bath Road.
The closest car park is Bath Road South. There is also parking available on the cliff top and alternative car parks nearby.
There are bicycle-racks on the East Cliff Promenade next to the Russell-Cotes entrance. Bicycles are not allowed in to the house’s historic garden.
There are no facilities onsite for coach parking but coaches can stop on Westover Road outside the Pavilion Theatre to drop off passengers close to the house. There are two coach parks in Bournemouth. For more information click here.
The house is situated on the main bus routes with services provided by Yellow Buses and Wilts & Dorset Buses, which run from the Travel Interchange every three to four minutes. The journey takes about five minutes.
The bus stop for Yellow Buses: 1a, 2, 3, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 5a, 5b, and 6 is just after the Royal Bath Hotel on Bath Road. The bus stop for Wilts & Dorset Buses: M1 and 13 is on Westover Road by the Bournemouth Pavilion.
The Russell-Cotes is 1.2 miles from Bournemouth Railway Station (approximately 20 minutes walk). Yellow bus 2 runs from the station to Bath Road. For train timetable information visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.
Bournemouth International Airport is about a twenty minute drive from the town centre. There is an airport shuttle bus which operates between the airport and Bournemouth town centre. For more information visit www.bournemouth-airport-shuttle.co.uk.
For public transport information call Traveline on 0871 200 2233.