24 October 2018

We dropped in to Dilston Physic Garden on a fine morning in October. The garden is located midway between Corbridge and Hexham, in Northumberland.Click the Read More for...

Russell Cotes 023If you happen to be in Bournemouth with an afternoon to spare, I can't recommend the Russell-Cotes Museum more highly. We visited during spring half term.

Once a family home, the museum now houses arguably one of the greatest collections of Victoriana in the country. But is also much more.

Click on the Read More to see some of the paintings and objects that caught my eye.

A brief bit of background from the Russell-Cotes website:

"In 1901 Merton Russell-Cotes gave his wife Annie a dream house on a cliff-top, overlooking the sea.

It was an extraordinary, extravagant birthday present – lavish, splendid, and with a touch of fantasy.  They filled this exotic seaside villa with beautiful objects from their travels across the world, and lined the walls with a remarkable collection of British art, creating a unique atmosphere in a most dramatic setting.

A home, an art gallery, and a museum. Then they sealed it in time, and gave it to the future."

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