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Red House Museum & Gardens

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Brilliant small museum

Vaguely remember visiting over 20 years ago with the kids. Well worth the visit so much to take in... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
Eric B
Margate, United Kingdom
Excellent eclectic social history

I loved this place, on entering, the volunteers who run the place were extremely helpful and... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2018
Exeter, United Kingdom
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“local history”(9 reviews)
“stone age”(6 reviews)
“pretty garden”(3 reviews)
The Red House Museum & Gardens is located in the centre of Christchurch by the Priory. The former Georgian workhouse is now a local history museum which hosts a changing programme of exhibitions and activities for families and adults. Relax in the...more
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Quay Road, Christchurch BH23 1BU, England
+44 1202 482860
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

Vaguely remember visiting over 20 years ago with the kids. Well worth the visit so much to take in regarding local history. The 60's room brought back some memories. All this for a donation.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Eric B
Reviewed 21 November 2018

I loved this place, on entering, the volunteers who run the place were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. They explained the history of the building and its collections. It's only small but packed with tiny nuggets of social history, including many toys. The displays are excellently...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sunnywin
Reviewed 7 November 2018

This is a dear little museum set close to the town centre, priory church and quay. It also has a small garden which is nice to wonder around.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Thecatsatonthemat
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Me and my husband wanted a day out, I have been there before when I was a child but my husband had never been, we thoroughly enjoyed walking through and seeing all the different items from different years. We also enjoyed the gardens and seeing...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Hannah S
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Free to enter (donations asked for via collection box). Friendly staff. Lovely walk around the gardens. Good museum inside.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tordeb
Reviewed 10 June 2018

A small museum, staffed by friendly and helpful volunteers, helping to maintain the history of Christchurch, for the information and interest of visitors. It contains exhibits showing aspects of the past activities and industries of Christchurch many of which (like the barracks and the aircraft...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank AlpineGoat
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Beautiful building and surrounding gardens. The history of the workhouse is very well evoked and the other exhibits on history of Christchurch are also well presented

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank suslikWiltshire
Reviewed 19 April 2018

This is a museum where the staff are friendly and enthusiastic. I came today to do some research and they couldn't do enough for me. The displays I saw looked very well kept and there was some very nice art in the art gallery. All...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Robyn A
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Fab building and collection really enjoyed the herb garden and all the items on display lovely place to visit

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Jerri D
Reviewed 24 January 2018

I had never been there before so decided to go on a dismal day. Entry is free and the lady who greeted us was very friendly. They have a very wide variety of items to see from Victoriana back to Roman times. There are dressing...More

Date of experience: January 2018
3  Thank Rosemary T
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