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Friends of the Red House Museum

The Friends of the Red House Museum was established in 1951 by a group of people who wanted to play an active part in the life of their Museum. Over the last few years, interest in the Friends has grown and it has become a vibrant organisation with an active Chairman and a very supportive committee. Membership is growing – currently about two hundred.

The Friends also play an essential part in the Red House Museum by volunteering to work in the garden, and in other areas of the Museum, such as documentation, transcribing, and oral history recording.

Why not join the Friends?  Becoming a member entitles you to discounts on talks and lectures, membership forms are available on the Red House page.

In becoming a Friend you will be making an important contribution towards preserving the rich heritage of Christchurch and you will meet others who enjoy playing a part in the life of the Museum and Gardens.

Joining the Friends of Red House Museum is easy, and it costs very little. And remember, all monies raised helps the Red House Museum, plus you have access to a number of opportunities and benefits:

  • A regular newsletter that will keep you up-to-date with the latest news on what activities the Friends are planning, together with all the latest from the Museum.
  • Discount entry to various activities, such as lectures and invitations to previews throughout the year.
  • Various social and fund-raising events are arranged for members and their friends. Full details are published in the newsletters.

Join the Friends

  • Annual subscription - £6
  • Joint Subscription (2 adults at the same address) - £8
  • Family Subscription (4 people at the same address) - £10
  • Download and complete the 2017 Application Form to become a friend of Red House Museum and Gardens


2017 Autumn Talks Programme



  • 13 September Jane Austen and her family with Elizabeth Proudman
  • 27 September The Roman Army, finds, facts and fiction with John Smith
  • 11 October Manor Houses of Dorset with Una Russell and Audrey Grindrod
  • 25 October Beaulieu and Buckler’s Hard with Anne King
  • 8 November Lepe and Mulberry Harbours with Dr Henry Goodall
  • 22 November Do you really call that progress, Mr Marples? The politics of railway closures around Bournemouth under Beeching with Professor Colin Divall
  • 13 December Flying Boats of Poole 1940 with Jonathan Clark



All talks start at 2pm in the Red House Museum, £2.50 for Friends members, £4.50 for non members.  Bookings and more information ring 01202 482860