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The Russell-Cotes outdoor Terrace Café is now open, the Museum Café will reopen on Tuesday 18 May

We are now offering outdoor catering on our beautiful terrace, with views overlooking the sea

Outdoor terrace café opening times are 11am – 4pm, Tuesday – Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays.

Click here to find out more about Tea on the Terrace

Afternoon Tea for Two at the Russell-Cotes

Afternoon Teas are now bookable from Tuesday 13 April on our outdoor Terrace Café overlooking the Russell-Cotes garden and views of the sea.

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 128000 or emailing russellcotes@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

Or click here to book your Afternoon Tea online

If your preferred time is not available, please ring or email as we may still be able to help. 

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

Café at the Museum opening times will be 10am – 4.30pm Tuesdays – Sundays from 18 May

Admission to the Café is free, but numbers are limited as part of our measures to manage the risks of the coronavirus.

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

Situated in the light and 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

Admission to the Café and Café Gallery is without charge.

Reopening is subject to the latest government guidelines. 

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Additional Information

Opening Times

10.00am - 4.30pm Tuesday - Sunday