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.

Opening Times

April – October : 7 days a week

10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. (last entry 4.30 p.m.)


November – March : Tuesday – Sunday and Bank Holidays,

10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. (last entry 3.30 p.m.)


Gift Aid Admission

If you are a UK tax payer you can help Dimbola raise vital additional funds by paying Gift Aid Admission. The price includes a voluntary donation that means for every £1.00 you spend, Dimbola can claim an extra 25p from the Government. 

Adults £5.00

Concessions (Seniors, Students) £4.50
Standard Admission

Adults £4.50

Concessions (Seniors, Students) £4.00

Groups (10+) £4 per person

Under 16s, Friends of JMC Trust and National Art Pass FREE

FREE entry to Tea Rooms and Museum Shop


Travelling to Dimbola by bus

The Needles Breezer tour bus (Oct-Mar), the No. 12 and the ‘FYT’ bus, all stop near Dimbola.

The No. 7 also stops at Freshwater Co-op, (15 mins walk).





There is free parking available to visitors at the front of Dimbola. When full, there is are two pay & display car park in Freshwater Bay (3 minutes walk).



Access to the museum for wheelchairs is through the Tea Room entrance. We also have stair lifts and a wheelchair to aid your visit to our upstairs galleries.



Terrace Ln Freshwater PO40 9QE



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