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Friends of the Russell-Cotes

April 1, 2024

Friends of the Russell-Cotes Your generous contribution will help preserve and maintain the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum for years to come. Join online here Become our friend today Do you love the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum? Do you linger in the quirky historic rooms wanting to know more about some of the artefacts, […]

Addressing Empire

March 15, 2024

Like many museums in the UK, the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum cares for art and objects in its collections that originate from other countries and communities across the world. The museum was purpose-built as a home for Annie and Merton Russell-Cotes’ growing collection of art and objects that they acquired from their travels at […]

Meet Our Musicians

March 9, 2024

Come along and enjoy the delight of the historic house filled with music. Our Music Volunteers create a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, bringing the house to life. This music is intended to be enjoyed as you explore the museum, it is not a formal performance. Please be aware that times may vary and sometimes music […]

Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum Receives £36,000 from Bournemouth Civic Society for Recreation of Historic Children’s Garden Pavilion

February 8, 2024

Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum Receives £36,000 from Bournemouth Civic Society for Recreation of Historic Children’s Garden Pavilion Sarah Newman, Manager of the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, receives a cheque from               Ken Mantock FRSA, President of the Bournemouth Civic Society. The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum is thrilled to announce the receipt of a […]

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.

Lucy Kemp-Welch Exhibition Tour

September 22, 2023

Here is the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum’s exhibition tour of esteemed British equestrian painter Lucy Kemp-Welch, the first major exhibition of the artist’s work in over twenty years.

Our Lucy Kemp-Welch Open Call Shortlisted Artists Announced

September 20, 2023

Earlier this year, the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum in Bournemouth announced an online open call in collaboration with their new exhibition: In Her Own Voice, The Art of Lucy Kemp-Welch. Artists were asked to respond and interpret the exhibition through their own chosen medium.

Support Us

June 21, 2023

The Russell-Cotes is Bournemouth’s unique and unrivalled arts attraction by the sea, a captivating, immersive and living expression of the power of love for people, place and art from around the world. We welcome 50,000 annual visitors to step back into Annie and Merton’s villa by the sea, and immerse themselves in stories, art and […]