Events in August
to 26 Summer Live
to 1 Sep Summer Holiday Fun
10 Curator Tour at the Russell Cotes
29 (to 1 Sep) Bournemouth Air Festival

to 31 Jan Romanticising Dorset: Leslie Moffat Ward
to 2 Feb Sublime Symmetry: William De Morgan

Check also Bournemouth’s tourism website.

What to see
You’ll find accounts of Bournemouth’s tourist attractions in Towns of Two Halves (and of 91 other places: order the book now for £8 from For additional information plus shopping, eating out etc there’s Bournemouth’s tourism website, Visit Bournemouth and Visit Dorset

“On Bournemouth Pier itself, the usual combination of high-octane naffery, but also RockReef, a kind of adventure playground for children of all ages”

Boscombe Pier

‘The aviary has some fabulous creatures and the idea that the birds have a history adds to the appeal of the place’

Bournemouth Aviary 

Bournemouth Oceanarium

Bournemouth PierRockReef

Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

‘The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum: if you’re at all susceptible to Victorian ebullience you’ll enjoy it’