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Poole Museum and Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum reopen

Poole Museum and Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum in Bournemouth have reopened today, Tuesday 7 July.

Russell-Cotes is now open: Midsummer (1887) a striking painting in the museum’s collection by Albert Moore
Russell-Cotes is now open: Midsummer (1887) a striking painting in the museum’s collection by Albert Moore

Both have introduced new cleaning regimes and one-way or keep left systems. To enable social distancing, visitors are asked to book tickets in advance which will be timed entry.

Cllr Mark Howell, portfolio holder for Culture said, “Council staff have worked very hard to get these venues, which attract world-class exhibitions, ready for visitors for Tuesday.”

The Russell-Cotes’ major new loan exhibition, ‘Beyond the Brotherhood: the Pre-Raphaelite Legacy’, which includes iconic paintings on loan from Tate Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum and Royal Academy has been extended to 27 September. It is now open on Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10am–5pm. Tickets can be booked on the museum’s website: russellcotes.com/visit/.

Poole Museum has also extended its ‘Alchemy: Artefacts Reimagined’ exhibition, in which artist Anne-Marie James has created new work in response to museum objects. The museum is free and will be open every day 10am–1pm and 2pm–5pm. Free entry tickets can be booked on the museum’s website: www.poolemuseum.org.uk/plan-your-visit/welcome-back/

Medieval Scaplen’s Court Museum in Poole is to reopen soon.

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