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11 October 2018Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth
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Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth
Thursday 11 October 2018

On 11th October we had our last visit of the year to the Russell-Cotes Museum & Art Gallery in Bournemouth. The weather was very blustery & the sea looking pretty wild but once in the haven of the museum we were treated to guided tours by two excellent guides.  The collection is an eclectic mix of paintings, sculptures and ‘things’ which the Russell-Cotes acquired on their globe-trotting adventures. They lived in the house with their many treasures until their death after which the house & its contents were given to Bournemouth.  The house is in a spectacular position overlooking the sea & was the first house in England to have double glazing, helping to keep the house warm & protected from wind & weather. If you have not visited this gem of a museum do go there - it is well worth it.