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Workshop: Finding Wellness in Art and Nature

March 27, 2024

Finding Wellness in Art and Nature – Get inspired by Paintings in the Collection Saturday 18 May  This workshop explores the benefits of art and art appreciation on mental and physical wellbeing, consisting of a reflective group discussion and an opportunity to creatively respond to paintings. We will be viewing and discussing Russell-Cotes popular paintings […]

Paul Kidby Signing

March 15, 2024

Meet artist and illustrator of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series, Paul Kidby, at a signing in the Café Gallery. This event is alongside his pop-up mini exhibition, opening 23 April. Books and prints will be available to buy. Paul will sign a maximum of 5 items per person.

Paul Kidby, 30 Years of Drawing Discworld: Prototypes, Prints & Paraphernalia

February 27, 2024

Paul Kidby is best known for being the artist and illustrator for Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series. Self-taught illustrator and artist Paul Kidby, who left school at the age of 17 to work as a commercial artist, started working with award-winning writer Sir Terry Pratchett in 1993 and has since been responsible for creating iconic artworks […]

Museum Late: Time Travellers’ Reunion

May 24, 2023

20 June 2024, 6.00pm-8.30pm More information coming soon!   Calling Time Travellers from all Eras… Experience the magic of the museum at night with this unique evening stepping back in time. This event offers the chance to delve through centuries of history and explore the Russell-Cotes Collection. Dress up – costumes encouraged, from any period of […]

Specialist Tour: World Cultures

March 13, 2023

Specialist Tours Join us to find new and different ways to look at the wonderful and varied collection at the Russell-Cotes. Tickets £14, which includes admission to the historic house for the day.   World Cultures Tour Merton and Annie travelled across the world, and today the museum looks after and shares objects from many […]

Specialist Tour: Highlights of the Paintings

March 13, 2023

Specialist Tours Join us to find new and different ways to look at the wonderful and varied collection at the Russell-Cotes. Ticket £14, includes admission to the historic house for the day.   Highlights of the Paintings Discover some of the rich and wonderful paintings on display at the Russell-Cotes, including our masterpieces, and our […]

SOLD OUT Museum Late: Dangerous Women

December 6, 2022

This even is now SOLD OUT Museum Late: Dangerous Women  Limited ticket availability It’s time to meet the Dangerous Women of the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum on Thursday, April 18, 2024 6.00pm – 8.30pm, for an evening that promises to intrigue and inspire. View an immersive dance theatre duet performed by Kay Crook  and […]

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 […]

AUB Fine Art Installation – Magpie

November 3, 2021

From April 30 until May 12, the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum is hosting an installation of artworks by students from Arts University Bournemouth. Fine Arts BA students in their second year will produce artworks responding individually to the Russell Cotes art collection, historic house, world cultures collection or family history, which will be displayed […]