Category: Visit

Opening Times

December 11, 2017

New Opening Times The museum will be open Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10am – 5pm We will be open on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 November, but then will be closing for the November lockdown. We hope to welcome you all back in December.   


October 18, 2017

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 […]

Afternoon Tea

December 7, 2016

Now serving Afternoon Tea for Two at the Russell-Cotes.   Enjoy a treat of home-made sandwiches, freshly baked scones, and delicious mini cakes with tea, for £26 (option of adding bubbly for £36) for you and a friend. From mid November we are offering Christmas Afternoon Teas, to make your festive season really special.  Find out […]

Friends of the Russell-Cotes

November 23, 2016

For the Love of Russell-Cotes 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, or wish to hear about our upcoming temporary exhibitions and events before anyone else? Join the Friends of the Russell-Cotes and shout your support from […]

Forthcoming Closures

July 20, 2015

The museum will be closed to the public on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.   In addition to the days listed above the Russell-Cotes is also closed on Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. The Russell-Cotes may be closed on occasion for  private functions.


April 10, 2015

A Palace of Art  ‘You have built and fitted up, with the greatest beauty and elegance, a palace, and filled it with gems of art…’ Oscar Wilde We welcome group visits, and we would be delighted to create a wonderful experience for you and your guests. Guided Tours Exclusive guided tours of the house are […]


April 10, 2015

We are committed to making the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum as accessible as we can for everyone. The galleries and most of the historic house has lift access, with the exception of the upper ground floor of East Cliff Hall. As the Russell-Cotes is a Grade II* Listed building, interior alterations are subject to […]

Getting Here

April 10, 2015

The Russell-Cotes is on the East Cliff Promenade, just two minutes walk from Bournemouth Pier and five minutes walk from the town centre. View a Google map of where we are here. Also, you can do a virtual tour of the Russell-Cotes on Google here. Use the 1F, GF and GD tabs to explore different levels […]

Admission Prices

April 10, 2015

Current Admission Prices Purchase on the day of your visit. Price Adult & Senior Citizen £7.50* Child (5-17 yrs) £4.00* Child under 5 FREE Family (up to 2 adults & 3 children) £20.00* Student** £4.00* Concession *** £4.00* Art Fund, Museum Assoc, SW Fed Museums Members FREE Annual Pass Holder FREE Friends of the Russell-Cotes Member […]