Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

Dorset, BH1 3AA

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Historically important cliff-top museum housed in a Grade II Listed Victorian house with an internationally renowned art collection.

the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

The museum was built for Sir Merton and Lady Russell-Cotes in 1901. The building and its contents were gifted to the people of Bournemouth in 1908 and new art galleries were added. The Russell-Cotes collection is especially strong in European and Japanese arts and a number of its works are regularly on loan at galleries around the world.

Venue information

Opening times

Tue – Sun & Bank Holiday Mon, 10am ​– 5pm

Closed Good Friday and 25 Dec

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)