Visit: Russell Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth

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After major refurbishment thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund this museum has reopened.  In an extravagant version of an Italianate seaside villa the collection comprises a spectacular collection of Victorian and Edwardian paintings along with sculpture, decorative art and furniture.  Currently there is a special exhibition entitled ‘20th Century Faces – Hidden Gems’ comprising portraits from the gallery collection.  After lunch go to Wimborne Minster and visit this magnificent church, more like a mini-cathedral, which is given four stars by Simon Jenkins.  It is filled with treasures including the superb Jacobean monument to Sir Edmund Uvedale dating from 1606.

Venue details

Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum East Cliff Promenade, BOURNEMOUTH Dorset BH1 3AA 01202 451800 www.russellcotes.com