Welcome to Dimbola Museum & Galleries
What gives a place its sense of place? It might include, location, landscape, buildings, folklore, culture, local history and probably much more. To photographer Peter Johnstone the defining characteristic is the people themselves. People who live and work in an area, whether born and bred or a more recent arrival. As a recent newcomer to the Island he set himself a challenge – to find the sense of place of West Wight through photographing people and asking them about their connection to ‘their’ own place in the West Wight. West Wight People and Place seeks to capture the contribution that people are making to this diverse rural community, be it around the sea, landscape, heritage or the community itself.
*Please check our website for opening hours as our summer opening times start from Easter
Dimbola Lodge was the home of the celebrated Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. It is now a Museum and Gallery dedicated to her life and work, which also showcases contemporary exhibitions from photographers around the globe.
Thinking of visiting Dimbola?
There’s lots to see and do. We have a permanent exhibition of Julia Margaret Cameron’s life and work, vintage camera displays and a fun Victorian dressing-up room. Make sure you do not miss out on one of our spectacular events
There’s something new every-time with our changing exhibitions programme. Plus don’t miss taking a break in the ‘The Mad Hatter at Julia’s Tea Room’ to try our delicious homemade cakes.
Dimbola Museum and Galleries
Isle of Wight
England PO40 9QE