Events coinciding with home games in January
4 Pier to Pier Walk
28 (to 1 Mar) Winter’s End Rock & Blues Festival

to 31 Jan Romanticising Dorset: Leslie Moffat Ward
to 2 Feb Sublime Symmetry: William De Morgan
to 1 Mar Pressed: Contemporary Prints
8 Jan (to 1 Mar) Contemporary Malcolm Crocker: Images of the Improbable
21 Feb (to 21 Jun) Pre-Raphaelites Beyond the Brotherhood
22 Apr (to 31 May) Fashion Fans: A Victorian Lady’s Fashion Essential

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

Boscombe Pier
Bournemouth Aviary 
Bournemouth Oceanarium
Bournemouth Pier
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’