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The Road to the Museum

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The Road to the Museum

Print Room Exhibition

25 January – 1 November 2022

As part of the museum’s centenary celebrations in 2022, our latest exhibition in the Print Room tells the story of Sir Merton and Lady Annie Russell-Cotes from a new perspective. Devised by Paul Whittaker (Sir Merton’s biographer) The Road to the Museum follows in the footsteps of our founders by retracing the key events that led to the creation of Bournemouth’s cultural gem.

As well as words and photographs, the exhibition features a series of original sketches by local artist Ella Shepard. Whether or not you’re familiar with the Russell-Cotes story, Ella’s drawings will take you on an illuminating and light-hearted stroll down some of the lesser-known byways of an extraordinary journey.











Access Information
This display is in the Print Room on the upper floor of the historic house. Please note that this room is only accessible via the main staircase. A booklet about the exhibition is available to visitors unable to visit the exhibition. Ask a member of staff during your visit.

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Please note exhibition dates may be subject to change.

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25th January 22 - 02nd January 23

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Admission to this exhibition is included in your general admission ticket.

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