Russel-Cotes Museum

The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Russell Cotes Rd, Bournemouth BH1 3AA, UK

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The Russell-Cotes Museum (formally, the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum) is an art gallery and museum in Bournemouth. A Grade II listed building originally known as East Cliff Hall, it is located on the top of the East Cliff, next to the Royal Bath Hotel. In 1897, the architect John Frederick Fogerty was commissioned by Merton Russell-Cotes, then the owner of the Royal Bath Hotel, to build a house as a birthday present for his wife Annie. The house and the new annexe display various items collected in the course of Sir Merton's foreign travels, especially to Japan, and paintings from his personal art collection.

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