Beautiful Bournemouth (Print Room Display)

January 26, 2024

Beautiful Bournemouth Discover the enchanting evolution of Bournemouth through the ages with our new display in the Print Room: Beautiful Bournemouth. As we say goodbye to From the Outside In: Responding to Art and Sculpture from the Russell-Cotes African Collection, we will be opening a brand new exhibition in the Print Room. Step back in […]

Julia Margaret Cameron – Startle the World (Online Talk)

December 13, 2023

Julia Margaret Cameron – Startle the World (Talk) Speaker: Kirsty Stonnell Walker, Writer & Historian Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879) received her first camera as a gift when she was forty-eight but her love affair with the medium had already spanned several decades and continents. An enthusiast for this newly invented device, she travelled the world befriending experts who […]

A Painter in Paris: Albert de Belleroche (1864 – 1944)

December 12, 2023

A Painter in Paris: Albert de Belleroche (1864 – 1944) The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum are delighted to announce a brand new exhibition opening in May 2024, the first major retrospective of artworks by Albert de Belleroche. Albert de Belleroche, stands as a remarkable figure in late 19th and early 20th-century painting and lithography. […]

Museum Late: Candlelight Night (Event finished)

September 25, 2023

Christmas 2023 is now finished but we look forward to welcoming you back again this year!  To find out about our upcoming events, exhibitions and workshops for 2024 click here   This event has now finished, but we will update dates and details for 2024 in due course.  An evening by candlelight at the Russell-Cotes […]

Heritage Day – Free Entry for all National Lottery Supporters

April 17, 2023

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has awarded £98,500 to the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum to fund the costs to enable it to become a fully independent charitable trust. It’s Heritage Week and in order to thank National Lottery players for their support the Russell-Cotes will allow Lottery players free entry on production of a […]

Siam: Through the lens of John Thomson Exhibition

February 27, 2023

Siam: Through the Lens of John Thomson (1837-1921) In the mid-19th century, John Thomson arrived in Siam with a fairly new invention of those days photography…. Step back in time and immerse yourself in the wonders of 19th-century Southeast Asia as seen through the lens of the intrepid adventurer and photographer, John Thomson. The Russell-Cotes […]

Museum Late: Dangerous Women

December 6, 2022

Museum Late: Dangerous Women  It’s time to meet the Dangerous Women of the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum on Thursday, April 18, 2024 6-8.30pm, for an evening that promises to intrigue and inspire. This event is in collaboration with Pavilion Dance South West.  Embark on a journey through history and mythology as you witness dance […]

Upstairs Downstairs Tour: Behind the Scenes at East Cliff Hall

November 25, 2022

Discover the history of the Russell-Cotes family and their home. Join a member of our curatorial team for a walking tour of areas of the museum not usually open to the public, including rooms which were guest bedrooms and the servants’ quarters. Two tours take place each date, at 11.30am and at 2.30pm. Tickets £20 […]

Sixpence Day (Free entry, donations welcomed)

January 20, 2022

Sixpence Day Come along and discover the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum for the 1922 admission price of just sixpence. Whilst the original sixpence stopped being legal tender in 1980, visitors can being along 6p in today’s money! Entry on this day will be free, but we welcome any donation of 6p or more. Open […]