Russell-Cotes

Russell-Cotes information

Location
Bournemouth , England
Address
Russell-Cotes Rd
Telephone
+44 1202 451858
More information
www.russellcotes.com
Prices
adult/child £6/4
Opening hours
10am-5pm Tue-Sun
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Ostentation oozes from almost every inch of this arresting structure – a mash-up of Italianate villa and Scottish baronial pile. It was built at the end of the 1800s for Merton and Annie Russell-Cotes as somewhere to showcase the remarkable range of souvenirs gathered on their world travels.

Look out for a plaster version of the Parthenon frieze, Maori woodcarvings and Persian tiles. Paintings include those by Rossetti, Edwin Landseer and William Frith.