Category: Visit

Opening Times

December 11, 2017

Historic House and Museum The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum is open Tuesdays – Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays, 10am – 5pm. You can purchase tickets upon arrival on the day of your visit, or pre-book admission in advance: Pre-book your admission online here The Museum Café is open Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4.30pm


October 18, 2017

The Russell-Cotes outdoor Terrace Café and Museum Café The Russell-Cotes Café serves a delicious range of light lunches, teas, coffees, and cakes.  Café at the Museum opening times are 10am – 4.30pm Tuesdays – Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays Situated in the light and airy modern wing of the museum, the Café is the perfect […]

Afternoon Tea

December 7, 2016

Afternoon Tea for Two at the Russell-Cotes Enjoy a treat of sandwiches, freshly baked scones, and delicious mini cakes with tea, for £30 (option of a sparkling afternoon tea with prosecco for £40).  Book your Afternoon Tea online If you have any queries about your booking please contact us by calling 01202 128000 or emailing […]

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 Russell-Cotes is closed to the public on Mondays. In addition to Monday closure, 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, please visit this page for the latest information.


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. To make the most of the discounted group entry […]


April 10, 2015

We are committed to making the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum as accessible as we can for everyone. If you require any assistance during your visit, our friendly team of staff and volunteers are on hand to help. For extra support, we also offer a free admission ticket for a carer or companion accompanying a […]

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. By Road Sat nav: BH1 3AA From London: Take the M25, M3, M27 and A31 to Ringwood. From Ringwood follow the A338 (Wessex […]

Admission Prices

April 10, 2015

Current Admission Prices   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* Essential Carer or Companion FREE Art Fund, Museum Assoc, SW Fed Museums Members FREE Annual Pass Holder FREE Friends of the Russell-Cotes Member FREE […]