The Russell-Cotes was the home of two Victorian collectors and travel enthusiasts, Sir Merton and Lady Annie Russell-Cotes.
The main hall has a remarkable collection of high Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite art, including many works by women artists. Other rooms house souvenirs from the couple’s travels, with works from Russia, Australia, New Zealand and the world-renowned Japanese collection. With stunning views, a serene cliff-top garden and stylish café, Merton’s extravagant gift to his wife is one of Bournemouth’s most intriguing visitor attractions.
Many of our buses stop in Bournemouth Square - in the centre of Bournemouth Town Centre - a short walk from Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum. These include, but are not limited to, the m1, m2, 13, 50, 70, X1, X2, X3, and X6. Use the Journey Planner on our website or app to plan a journey to Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum today.