Online Talk: The Language of Flowers

November 25, 2022

Online Talk: The Language of Flowers 11am Tuesday 14 February 2023 Online Talk via Zoom Free of charge, donations welcome. Book a place online here If you would like to make a donation, please click here. Join art historian and Telling Tales curator, Kirsty Stonell Walker to discover the hidden symbolism and meanings of flowers within […]

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 guest bedrooms and the servants’ quarters.   These tours take place at 11:30am on the following dates: Wednesday 18 January 2023 – […]

Museum Late: Telling Tales

November 23, 2022

This January, inspired by our exhibition Telling Tales, we are exploring the power of storytelling in museums. Come along and find out what stories the artworks and objects can reveal, and maybe inspire your own creativity. Activities will include: Object Handling Session – objects that tell stories Mini Tours of the Exhibition Telling Tales  The AI […]

Dickens and Christmas by Lucinda Hawksley

August 25, 2022

Talk: Dickens and Christmas by Lucinda Hawksley 7pm-8.30pm Discover the many merry ways in which the author of A Christmas Carol celebrated & influenced the festive season. Seated talk and book signing by Lucinda Hawksley, acclaimed author and direct descendant of Charles Dickens. Dickens and Christmas explores the 19th-century phenomenon that became the Christmas we […]

Victorian Christmas Weekend

October 10, 2021

Step back in time to a Victorian Christmas and discover the authentic traditions of yesteryear. Expect to explore the historic house decorated for the festive period Crafty activities for families Stir the figgy pudding and make wish on the Wishing Tree Enjoy some Christmas music Christmas Around the World and Nutcracker Trails Handle a real […]

Christmas at the Russell-Cotes

November 3, 2020

Step back in time and discover the magic of a traditional Victorian Christmas Tuesday 15 November 2022 – Monday 2 January 2023 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 […]