Posts by: Crowd Crowd

Admission Prices

December 22, 2017

BUY TICKETS Price Adult & Senior Citizen £7.50* Child (5-17 yrs) £4.00* Child under 5 FREE Family (up to 2 adults & children) £20.00* Student**/ Means-tested benefits £4.00 Art Fund, Museum Assoc, SW Fed Museums Members FREE Annual Pass Holder FREE Friends of the Russell-Cotes Member FREE Annual Pass BUY TICKETS Price Adult Annual Pass £19.50* […]

Afternoon Tea

December 7, 2016

Afternoon Tea for Two at the Russell-Cotes Enjoy a treat of home-made sandwiches, freshly baked scones, and delicious mini cakes with tea, for £26 (option of adding bubbly for £36) for you and a friend. Afternoon Teas are now bookable from Tuesday 13 April on our outdoor Terrace Café. Booking is required by calling 01202 128000, […]

Forthcoming Closures

July 20, 2015

 Due to Tier 4 restrictions the Russell-Cotes will be temporarily closed until further notice.     The museum will be closed to the public on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. In addition to the days listed above the Russell-Cotes is also closed on Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. The Russell-Cotes may be closed on […]

The Irving Room

April 28, 2015

“In loving memory of our dear friend Sir Henry Irving”. This room was originally designed as a bedroom, but was converted into a library before becoming a museum dedicated to the famous Victorian tragic actor, Sir Henry Irving, after his death in 1905. Irving was a frequent visitor to Bournemouth and stayed at the Royal […]

The Study

April 28, 2015

The Study, although named after its function, never acted as one. Instead Merton used the Morning Room. As a showroom the Study displayed European decorative art next to fine art. The room  was decorated with some subtle allusions to Merton’s position in society. His heraldic shield was carved in overdoors, while the fireplace tiles were […]

The Boudoir

April 28, 2015

The Boudoir was Annie’s private room. A sanctuary away from the rest of the world, where she could come to read, sew or take in the magnificient view. Annie also received visitors and friends in this room. Princess Beatrice, Queen Victoria’s youngest daughter, took tea with Annie in the Boudoir after formally opening the Galleries […]

The Moorish Alcove

April 28, 2015

In February 1910, Merton and Annie visited Spain. Their trip to the Moorish Palace of Alhambra in Granada inspired them to build a Moorish Alcove in their home on their return to Bournemouth. On the lip of the magnificient dome is a quote taken from the Koran which reads “There is no conqueror but God”. […]

The Yellow Room

April 28, 2015

The Yellow Room was originally Annie Russell-Cotes’ bedroom. Unfortunately, we have no original plans or photographs of the bedroom and its furniture. John Thomas’ coving murals feature British flora and fauna and reflect Annie’s passion for natural history. The bright fresh colours used in this room are a stark contrast to the dark sombre tones […]

The Red Room

April 28, 2015

This room was originally Merton’s bedroom, decorated in his favourite colour. He and Annie had separate bedrooms with single beds (a common practice amongst middle-class couples of the time). The room was originally separated by a fretwork screen which created a sitting area in the room’s bay window. The ceiling mural depicts the birth of […]

The Mikado’s Room

April 28, 2015

Based on the grand Japanese Drawing Room in the Royal Bath Hotel, The Mikado’s Room was originally the Blue Bedroom but was converted to a room devoted to displaying the Russell-Cotes’ Japanese collection. The room was probably chosen by Merton because it overlooked the couple’s Japanese garden. “Mr Russell-Cotes has travelled a great deal in […]