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Sightseeing and landmarks in Bournemouth

Art museums

Art Museum
“Inspiring for art followers and any one who has a keen interest in History. Be transported in to another time and see a cultural treat.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Art Museum
“It has an eclectic mix of art collected from around the world by this important local Victorian family”
  • 7 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Japanese Collection. Merton and Annie sent back over 100 cases of objects from Japan in 1885, including Noh masks and a magnificent 18th century shrine. This is recognised by the V&A as one of the most important Japanese collections in the world.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Art Museum
“A lovely little museum full of art and curios collected by Sir Merton and his wife in the 1800s during their travels. There are often additional art exhibitions within the museum and there is a shop and cafe for refreshments.”
  • 2 locals recommend

History museums

History Museum
“Built as a workhouse in 1764, now filled with a rich variety of displays and a regular and varied exhibitions programme. The museum is a great place to visit with an expanded shop, cafe and 3 gardens”
  • 3 locals recommend

Scenic lookouts

Pier
“Beautiful surroundings and breathtaking views to Sandbanks in the west and the headland of Hengistbury Head in the east. Views of the Isle of Weight (left of the Pier) on clear sunny days. A 15-20 min walk along the prom, or take the land train to Bournemouth Pier and town centre.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“Land Trains Our scenic land trains take you along the beach between Alum Chine, Bournemouth Pier and Boscombe Pier. There’s also a new route taking you to Boscombe Precinct and Boscombe Chine Gardens Ticket prices Pay once you board the train. Land Trains - All Routes Adult per stage £2.80 Junior per stage £2.00 Unlimited daily use -1 adult £5.50 Unlimited daily use -1 junior £4.00 Unlimited daily use - family (2 adults/ 3 juniors) £18.00 Under 5's 1 x carer assisting disabled passenger Free Free The trains are wheelchair friendly. Trains depart daily (April to Oct) and during school holidays as well as on weekends throughout the winter. Routes Bournemouth Pier to Boscomb”
  • 1 local recommends

Historic sites

Historic Site
“There are a few quirky shops with some original items of clothing and lots of lovely coffee houses.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Libraries

Library
“ You can get the bus at Boscombe Crescent, left of the traffic lights opposite Koh Thai Tappas. Bus number 1 goes all the way to Poole. Bus 1a and 1b will take you to Bournemouth. All of the busses mentioned will also take you to Christchurch in the opposite direction. Idea of cost Adult fares and tickets 1 day network ticket £4.00 7 day network ticket £17.00 30 day network ticket £63.00 Flex tickets* 1 day flex £3.70 7 day flex £13.00 Child fares and tickets 1 day network ticket £2.60 7 day network ticket £16.00 Group fares and tickets 1 day network ticket £12 *Please note this is a restricted zone ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Library
  • 1 local recommends
Library
“The library is a great spot in a great building loads of local information and leaflets.”
  • 1 local recommends
Library
“This is the local library with some evening or day events; is part pf Kinson Hub.”
  • 1 local recommends