Christmas Closure

September 8, 2021

The Russell-Cotes will be closed to the public Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. We reopen Bank Holiday Monday, 27 December

Guided Tours – September

September 1, 2021

Guided tours of the Russell-Cotes Join our drop-in guided tours of the historic house and learn all about and the history of East Cliff Hall, now the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum. Discover more about artworks and objects in the collection and fascinating facts about the Russell-Cotes family. September Guided Tours 11am Wednesday 1 September […]

Arts by the Sea Festival – Chloe Sami

September 1, 2021

The Journey of the Heart by Chloe Sami Arts by the Sea Festival The Journey of The Heart is an immersive exhibition and performance which incorporates opera, song, poetry and art. The theme is based around Chloe’s own personal journey of rediscovering her childhood love for the arts and choosing to pursue it. In a […]

John Thomas: The Japanese Portfolio of a Victorian Decorator

April 9, 2021

Display John Thomas: The Japanese Portfolio of a Victorian Decorator 18 May – 12 September 2021 Print Room John Thomas (c. 1826-c. 1901) was the principal decorator of East Cliff Hall (now the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum). His work can be seen on ceilings, walls, covings, and even stained-glass throughout the building. In 1861, […]

Christmas at the Russell-Cotes

November 3, 2020

Step back in time and discover the magic of a traditional Victorian Christmas The halls of the historic house are decked with boughs of holly and other truly Victorian decorative delights. If you are looking for a warm welcome, and a chance to step back in time to a more traditional Christmas, then the Russell-Cotes […]


November 25, 2019

The Russell-Cotes will be closed Monday 8 November – Friday 19 November, in order for us to carry out an upgrade to our fire detection system. We apologise for any inconvenience. For latest updates and to stay in touch check our website, social media channels or sign up to our e-newsletter.    


July 9, 2019

The Cursed Collection An entertaining and immersive mystery game – explore, interact and solve the mystery of the Cursed Collection Saturday 30 October 7pm – 10pm For the first time in 100 years the cursed collection will be on display at the museum for one night only. The last time these sinister objects went on […]