This museum isn’t only grand by name, it’s one of Dorset’s leading galleries and it’s a lovely place to explore whether you’re an art lover or just fancy taking a look around. Bournemouth’s Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum is one of England’s most important and intriguing museum houses. The building itself is inspiring enough even without the displays inside, as the historic Grade II listed property is one of Bournemouth’s grandest landmarks.
There are talks and tours held regularly that tell of the building’s history and the Russell-Cotes family’s collections, including ‘The Story of the Victorian Villa’ and ‘The Story of the Paintings’. If you would like one of the tours on a specific date feel free to contact the gallery staff who will try to arrange it for you.
Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum makes sure that children have a great time during their visit as well as adults, so look out for the regular family activities on offer such as storytelling and themed mask making. The exhibitions held at this gallery always attract art lovers from all over the county, and it all started when Mr Russell-Cotes designed a building to house his own private collections in, but we’ll leave you to discover the story when you get there.