Russell-Cotes information

Bournemouth , United Kingdom
Street Russell-Cotes Rd
+44 1202 451858
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adult/child £5/4
Opening hours
10am-5pm Tue-Sun
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Lonely Planet review

This ostentatious mix of Italianate villa and Scottish baronial pile 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.