Christmas Afternoon Tea

September 22, 2023

Christmas Afternoon Tea If you’re coming to see our decorations why not treat yourself – or spoil someone special – by pre-booking a festively delicious Christmas Afternoon Tea. From November 21 2023 we are offering Christmas-themed Afternoon Teas, with festive sandwich fillings, Christmassy cakes and an option to have mulled wine or prosecco! Please let […]

Museum Late: Thailand and Beyond

September 21, 2023

In connection with our new exhibition Siam: Through the Lens of John Thomson this month’s Museum Late will travel to Thailand and Beyond. We will take a look at Victorian travellers to the East, along with activities, drop-in chats and object handling from the collection. Standard admission charges apply, visit Admission Prices for further details. Cafe closes […]

Talk: Paul Kidby in Conversation

August 15, 2023

Talk: Paul Kidby in Conversation Thursday 30 November 6.30 – 8pm £15 (Friends of Russell-Cotes Price: £12.50) Join our curator Duncan Walker in conversation with esteemed illustrator Paul Kidby. Learn about his career, life and infamous illustration for Sir Terry Pratchett’s renowned Discworld series of 41 novels. There will be a chance to ask questions at […]

Upstairs Downstairs Tour: Behind the Scenes at East Cliff Hall (Sold Out)

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 guest bedrooms and the servants’ quarters. Tickets £17 including day admission to the museum.   These tours take place on the following […]

Museum Late: Victorian Gothic

August 18, 2022

Thursday 19 October  5pm – 8pm  This month’s Museum Late explores the rich, dark history of Victorian Gothic literature, and the darker side of Victorian culture. Dressing up is encouraged – think Victorian Gothic attire! Entertainment is spread throughout the evening, so drop in at any time to enjoy it. You can expect: Music of […]

Victorian Christmas Weekend

October 10, 2021

Step back in time to a Victorian Christmas and discover the authentic traditions of yesteryear. This weekend is a lovely family friendly opportunity to explore the museum and feel festive. What’s happening: Craft activities Stir the Figgy Pudding and make a wish for the Wishing Tree Christmas Around the World Trail Festive Trail Meet the […]

Museum Late: Candlelight Night

December 1, 2020

Join us for a special festive, candlelit late opening on Thursday 14 December & Thursday 21 December 2023, 5-8pm  An evening by candlelight at the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum… Enjoy the magical atmosphere of the museum at night, with all the delight and decoration of a sumptuous Victorian Christmas. With music, the decorated historic […]

Christmas at the Russell-Cotes

November 3, 2020

Step back in time and discover the magic of a traditional Victorian Christmas Tuesday 21 November 2023 – Tuesday 2 January 2024 10am-5pm 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 […]

Father Christmas at the Russell-Cotes

October 22, 2019

Father Christmas at the Russell-Cotes Visit Father Christmas in the beautifully decorated Dining Room and receive a small gift. Wednesday 6 December 10.30am- 12.30pm Saturday 9 December 10.30am – 3.30pm Sunday 10 December 10.30am – 3.30pm £12.50 per child, which includes your visit to Father Christmas and a small gift. Accompanying adults free of charge. […]