Leslie Ward’s Twenties coast at the Russell-Cotes

The Bay from Durley Chine c1925 by Leslie Ward

I still find admission charges at the Russell-Cotes Art Galley & Museum on the Bournemouth East Cliff to be confusing.

On arriving this week I was told that entry was £6. But it turned out this is not the cheapest ticket. But it’s £6 if you make it gift aided and give your name and address.

Rather bureaucratic for  quick visit.

But the good news is that you can visit the shop, cafe and even see a lovely film about the house without paying the entry charge.

The cafe is probably a better refreshment stop for a coast walker than anywhere around the Pier.

One reason for paying an entry fee is to gain access to the current special exhibition Meeting Modernism featuring 20th-century paintings.

There are famous local artists such as Henry Lamb, Eustace Nash and Leslie Ward.

If paying for the exhibition do allow time to enjoy the house too.

The exhibition at the Russell-Cotes continues until Easter time, Monday 24 April.

About Leigh Hatts

Leigh Hatts is an experienced walker and has known the local coastline since childhood. He is the author of many successful walking guides.

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