“An exotic seaside villa built by hoteliers, Anne and Merton Russell-Cotes in 1901, filled with their extraordinary collection of British paintings and sculptures, as well as souvenirs from their travels around the world.”
This slightly shortened paragraph from the map & introduction leaflet I was handed to at the entrance of the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, in Bournemouth, sums up this place beautifully and is exactly how I found it to be!
Turned out to be a little exploration in it’s own right as I traversed the two and a half hour train journey from Surbiton down to Bournemouth on a hunch that this museum was going to be of great interest, well it exceeded that! jam packed with so many goodies that I must of spent most of the afternoon in there, everywhere you look, every nook and cranny, there was something of interest. I could go on but the pictures do it better justice than my ramblings ~ hope you enjoy these photos as much as I did taking them!
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