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Please note, the main gallery may not be open to the public until 10.30am on Thursdays if the weather is poor. This is to enable us to bring our wellbeing activities indoors.

Staying safe!

While COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, there are still steps that we can all take so that everyone has a safe and enjoyable visit. While you are at Red House Museum and Gardens… 

We will 

  • Give you a warm and friendly welcome 

  • Provide hand sanitiser for you to use 

  • Regularly monitor and clean shared spaces 

We ask you to 

  • Keep a comfortable distance between you and other people 

  • Wear a face mask unless you are exempt 

  • Enjoy your visit! 

If you have any concerns or questions during your visit, please talk to a member of our team – we will be happy to help you. 

You can find out answers to some commonly asked questions in our Staying safe FAQs

Please do not visit if you or any members of your household are showing symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have been in contact with anyone who has it. Information on how to re-book or cancel your visit is detailed on your booking confirmation. 

Café and picnics 

Hot and cold drinks, ice creams and snacks are available to buy at the museum. Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic which can be eaten in the museum grounds.   

Bring your own cup! 

Get 30p off your hot drink in the museum café when you bring your own reusable cup! Simply present your cup to a member of staff to claim your discount.  


Hampshire Cultural Trust is a registered charity. The coronavirus crisis has had a huge impact on all of us. Please donate to help us re-connect our communities through culture. 



The museum has wheelchair access to the ground floor, café, exhibition space and garden areas. There are some small steps to negotiate while moving between these areas.

Group visits

We welcome group visits to Red House Museum and Gardens. Please call us on 01202 482860 for more details and to book your group visit. 

How to get here

By car: the museum is beside Christchurch Priory. Follow brown signs which lead to nearby car parks.There is one hour free parking outside the museum and a pay and display car park at the end of Quay Road.

By public transport: Christchurch railway station is a 10 minute walk from the museum. Yellow Buses and red Wilts and Dorset buses pass through Christchurch High Street. Stops are less than a 5 minute walk away, follow tourist signs.

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