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u3a talk: the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

Wednesday 8 June 2022, 14:42
By Susan Kidd

The Russell-Cotes art gallery and museum, Bournemouth (photo by diamond geezer)
Photo by diamond geezer

Come with us as Historian and Arts Society lecturer Dr James Taylor leads us through one of the last Victorian houses to be built in England. In 1901 Merton Russell-Cotes gave his wife Annie a dream house on a cliff-top, overlooking the sea in Bournemouth as an extraordinary, extravagant birthday present. They filled this exotic seaside villa with beautiful objects from their travels across the world and lined the walls with a remarkable collection of British art, creating a unique atmosphere in a most dramatic setting. A home, an art gallery, and a museum sealed in time.

Henstridge Village Hall (BA8 0QD).
Tuesday 5th July.

Doors open 2:15pm for refreshments.
The talk will begin at 3pm.
Visitors £2.50.

For more details phone 01963 362107.


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