The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum is along the cliff top overlooking the sea in Bournemouth. It was one of the last Victorian Properties built, presented to Annie Russell Cotes on her 66th Birthday the 15th July 1901. This is a very intriguing place to visit there is something unusual in every room and there are lots to see It is a totally unique, beautiful old Victorian building with a well-stocked smallish garden to wander in and have tea on a summers day. The museum also hosts a café for chillier days. Inside the art gallery and museum is a wealth of art and Victorian artefacts. They have maintained the house as it was in Victorian times and every room is different.
MUSEUM: A wonderful private collection of beautiful objects collected by Merton Russell-Cotes from around the world. Art work, Antiques and Collectables
Many visitors to the Russell Cotes find the museum by accident. If you love Victorian homes it's like that with a museum feel, the building takes you back in time where you can live the moment. There's a mind-boggling collection of all sorts of things, collected by Merton Russell-Cotes and his wife Annie.
East Cliff Hall was home to Merton and Annie Russell-Cotes, designed by the architect, John Frederick Fogerty.
The Russell Cotes Art Gallery is located just up from the first hotel which opened in Bournemouth, The Royal Bath Hotel on Bournemouth’s East Cliff. It is open from 10am through to 5pm Tuesday – Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays.