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Russell-Cotes acquires sketches of landmark Lucy Kemp-Welch painting

May 31, 2024

The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, is thrilled to announce the acquisition of a significant collection of sketches by celebrated Bournemouth-born artist, Lucy Kemp-Welch (1869). This landmark acquisition, made possible with funding from the Arts Council England/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and Art Fund, adds 5 sketches to the Russell-Cotes’ permanent collection. The preliminary sketches were […]

Get on Board with the Russell-Cotes

May 15, 2024

Get on Board with the Russell-Cotes The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum is an exceptional cultural flagship with a combination of collection, house, garden and location that make it of international significance and arguably unique in the UK. The museum’s governance is changing to be: fully independent; with strategic agency over its direction of travel […]

A Painter in Paris: Albert de Belleroche

April 30, 2024

New exhibition, A Painter in Paris: Albert de Belleroche (1864-1944), arrives at the Russell-Cotes! The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum in Bournemouth is thrilled to unveil a brand new exhibition – A Painter in Paris: Albert de Belleroche (1864 – 1944) – opening its doors on Friday, May 3rd, 2024 and running until Sunday, September […]

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.