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Ambassador of Thailand visits the Russell-Cotes in Bournemouth to open new Siam exhibition

October 26, 2023

On Wednesday 25 October 2023 the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum had a visit from His Excellency, Ambassador Thani Thongphakdi to open their brand new exhibition, Siam: Through the Lens of John Thomson. The exhibition opening was met with tremendous excitement as these unique photographs tell the story of one of the first photographers to explore and document Thailand and Cambodia in the 19th Century.

Susan Calman visits Victorian treasure trove in her Grand Week by the Sea in Bournemouth

August 9, 2023

Watch here as Susan Calman visits the beautiful Victorian home turned museum which is situated just a few minutes walk from Bournemouth Pier. Nestled along the picturesque coastline of Bournemouth, England, lies a hidden gem that offers a captivating journey into the world of Victorian art and culture. The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, housed in a magnificent Victorian mansion, is a testament to the passion for art and travel of its founders, Sir Merton Russell-Cotes and Lady Annie Russell-Cotes. Step back in time as we delve into the enchanting allure of this unique establishment, where a treasure trove of Victorian paintings and artifacts awaits.