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Red House Museum and Gardens

Exterior of museum

Red House Museum

A charming Georgian building, built as a workhouse in 1764, now filled with a rich variety of displays and a regular and varied exhibitions programme.

Bygones Gallery

The Bygones Gallery

Step into a bygone age and experience the charm and harsh reality of life in the workhouse when children worked from dawn to dusk making watch parts.

Museum courtyard cafe

Museum cafe and shop

Find unusual presents in our shop. Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee in our cosy coffee area or outside in the sunny courtyard and beautiful walled Herb Garden.

The gardens

Red House Gardens

Relax in the aromatic walled Herb Garden featuring herbs and old-fashioned roses, and stroll through the woodland walk in the tranquil South Garden.


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Red House Museum

Quay Road, Christchurch
Dorset BH23 1BU
tel 01202 482860

Normal Opening Times

Tuesday to Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Admission Free