Red House Museum and Gardens


Quay Road, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1BU

Tel: 01202 482860

Red House Museum and Gardens


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.




  • On-Site cafe/restaurant

Establishment Features

  • Event Venue
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge)

Provider Preferences

  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction


Map & Directions


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2019 Tourism South East Member 2019 2019

Opening Times

2020 (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
Tuesday - Friday10:00 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 16:00