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Guided Tours in July

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‘One day I had it in mind that I would build a house as an offering of love and affection to my wife’

Our Guided Tours introduce you to the wonderful story of Merton and Annie Russell-Cotes and how they came to create the vision of East Cliff Hall. Expect a tale that takes in romance, world travel, the growth of Bournemouth, and the most beautiful art of the era, with a cast of characters that include the great and the good of Victorian and Edwardian society.

Our Drop-In Guided Tours do not need to be pre-booked and are included in the price of admission. They last approximately one hour.

July dates: 

Wednesday 3 July, 11am

Thursday 4 July, 11am

Wednesday 10 July, 11am

Thursday 11 July, 11am

Saturday 13 July, 11am

Wednesday 17 July, 11am

Wednesday 24 July, 11am

Thursday 25 July, 11am

Wednesday 31 July, 11am


Please be aware that our tours are led by our team of wonderful volunteers. Due to availability, occasionally tours have to be cancelled at the last minute.


Would you like to delve even deeper into the stories and worlds that are opened up by the Russell-Cotes collection? You might be interested in:

Spotlight Tour: Design Highlights on: Tue 2 July, Tue 9 July, Tue 23 July  at 2.15pm. Explore some of the fascinating design features and master designers of the museum. Free drop-in tour, no booking required. (Normal admission prices apply)

Themed Tour: A Victorian Vision of Japan, on Saturday 6 July – discover the rich and fascinating Japanese collection at the Russell-Cotes, and learn about how the Victorians became enchanted by Japanese art and design. – find out more and book tickets here.

Themed Tour: Sculpture, on Friday 12 July – discover some of the stories, styles, celebrities and occasional scandals behind our wonderful collection of sculptures here at the Russell-Cotes – find out more and book tickets here.

01st July 24 - 31st July 24

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