Victorian Christmas at the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

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Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum in Bournemouth, Dorset, prepares to welcome visitors to to step back in time to a traditional Victorian Christmas, during its centenary year.<br />
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The Russell-Cotes is an eclectic villa and gallery on the clifftop of Bournemouth, built by local hoteliers Annie and Merton Russell-Cotes and then given to the people of Bournemouth.<br />
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It opened as a museum in 1922 and is filled with paintings, sculptures, decorative arts and objects from world cultures collected by the couple.