Red House Museum and Gardens

Christchurch

Type:Museum

Quay Road, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1BU

Tel: 01202 482860

Red House Museum and Gardens

About

With the rapid increase in COVID-19 infections and the resulting changes to government guidance, to help keep everyone safe Hampshire Cultural Trust museums and galleries are currently closed and will remain so until further notice. We will re-open as soon as we can and look forward to welcoming you back.

A former Georgian workhouse, the Red House is now a museum exploring the story of Christchurch from before the Ice Age to modern times.

There is plenty for all the family to discover during your visit. Find out about the town’s ancient past with displays about Saxon princes and Iron Age dwellers at Hengistbury Head, then take a glimpse at life in the 19th century in the Victorian bygone gallery. In the family area, you’ll find plenty of hands-on activities and dressing-up costumes, as well as quizzes and spotter trails.

There are plenty of corners to escape to at the museum. Relax in the aromatic walled herb garden, featuring herbs and old-fashioned roses and stroll through the woodland walk in the tranquil south garden, which also holds unexpected dinosaur surprises. The Red House has a shop, café and exhibition gallery with a varied programme showcasing the best local art, family shows and touring exhibitions.Through the year they also run fun, family-friendly events – find out more on their website.

 

Book Tickets

Facilities

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant

Establishment Features

  • Event Venue
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge)

Provider Preferences

  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction

TripAdvisor

Map & Directions

Awards

  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member - Platinum Tourism South East Member - Platinum 2022

Opening Times

Temporarily closed (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
DayTimes
Tuesday - Friday10:00 - 16:00
Saturday12:00 - 16:00
Temporarily closed (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
DayTimes
Monday - TuesdayClosed
Wednesday - Saturday10:00 - 16:00
Sunday12:00 - 16:00

* Tuesdays in Term Time open for groups only

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