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Mend Project

March 6, 2023

In 2022 the Russell-Cotes was successful in its application to the Arts Council England MEND fund for £518,000, matched by £426,000 from BCP Council and £30,000 raised from donations. This funding was provided by ACE to support the backlog of maintenance issues in the museum sector. It was highly competitive and we were one of […]

Two For One Tickets

November 28, 2022

Two For One at the Museum Beat the new year blues and bring along a friend for free to the Russell-Cotes. Available Weekdays only from 17 January to 10 February Buy one ticket, get one free (cheapest ticket is free) Available at the door, no pre-booking required

Focus Groups

October 31, 2022

We are looking for participants for Focus Groups to help us improve the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, to ensure that the work of the museum is relevant, engaging and respectful to all. Each focus group will have 4 meetings across a year, including a short introductory session, where you will be able to meet […]

Party Like It’s 1895

June 30, 2022

On 16 July 2022 we are hosting a children’s fancy dress party in the garden.  Click here to find out more about the event.  This event was inspired by a fancy dress party that Merton and Annie Russell-Cotes organised in January 1895 as part of Merton’s mayoralty of Bournemouth. In this post, you can see […]

Funding Success to Safeguard the Russell-Cotes

March 22, 2022

The Russell-Cotes is delighted to have been awarded £518,000 by the Arts Council England MEND (Museum and Estate Development) Fund to safeguard its cultural heritage. The grant will be enable the museum to get rid of its buckets and restore the leaking and damaged conservatory  to its former glory. The timber will be repaired and […]

Tour of the Upper Floor

January 10, 2022

A guided tour of the Upper Floor of the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum with curator Duncan Walker. This film looks at the different rooms of the Upper Floor and some of the key features and objects within the rooms.

Centenary Celebrations

January 5, 2022

Celebrating 100 years of the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum 2022 marks the centenary of the formal opening of the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum. The Russell-Cotes is a unique place where an extraordinary Victorian couple gathered fantastic art and objects from world cultures in an extraordinary house and then gave it to Bournemouth for […]

Scannable cards

July 5, 2021

Friends Membership and Annual Pass Cards We have recently updated our ticketing and till system. As part of this we have introduced scannable cards for Friends and Annual Pass Holders. This page provides information about the new cards. Purpose of the card The card represents your membership/pass and will be scanned to redeem any admission […]