Discover the Russell-Cotes Story:
In 1901, Merton Russell-Cotes gave his wife Annie a dream house on a cliff-top, overlooking the sea.
It was an extraordinary, extravagant birthday present – lavish, splendid, and with a touch of fantasy. 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. Then they sealed it in time, and gave it to the future.
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“The aim of art is to celebrate beauty.” Alphonse Mucha
OPEN: 10am to 5pm, TUESDAY-SUNDAY AND BANK HOLIDAY MONDAYS.
CLOSED: Mondays, Good Friday and Christmas Day.
Admission: £6 per adult or senior citizen, £4 per child or concession (means-tested benefits). Suggested additional donation £5. Gift Aid it.
The Russell-Cotes may be closed for functions on occasion.