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The Russell-Cotes Café is now open

Open 10am – 4.30pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. 
These times are subject to change, please bear with us while we adjust to new ways of working.

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

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

Click here to find out more about Tea on the Terrace.

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

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

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 451858 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. 

Christmas Afternoon Teas now bookable from mid November. 

Click here to book a Christmas Afternoon Tea online. 

Find out more about Christmas Afternoon Teas here

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

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Additional Information

Opening Times

10.00am - 4.30pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday