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 £35 (option of a sparkling afternoon tea with prosecco for £45).  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

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, […]

Forthcoming Closures

July 20, 2015

The Russell-Cotes is closed to the public on Mondays, however we are open on most Bank Holiday Mondays.  We are usually closed for a few weeks in January, please check back for more details.


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. Admission PriceFor groups of 9 or more paying visitors […]


April 10, 2015

Emergency EvacuationIf you need help leaving the building in an emergency, please let the Welcome Team know when you arrive. There are emergency exits, taking visitors away from the building or to an emergency refuge points on all floors of the museum apart from the upper floor of the historic house. We are committed to […]

Getting Here

April 10, 2015

It’s easy to reach us by train, bus, bike or foot. Help us cut carbon and traffic if you can. View a Google map of where we are here. By Foot The Russell-Cotes is on the East Cliff Promenade, just two minutes walk from Bournemouth Pier and ten minutes walk from the town centre. By […]

Admission Prices

April 10, 2015

Current Admission Prices The income generated from admissions, and all our other activities, enables us to open the museum to visitors and to support the conservation, care and maintenance of the Russell-Cotes house and collection for future generations. We thank our visitors for their continued support.   Price  Adult & Senior Citizen £8.50* Child (5-17 yrs) […]