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Dimbola Museum & Galleries, Freshwater, Isle of Wight

Dimbola Museum & Galleries, Freshwater, Isle of Wight

Dimbola Museum & Galleries, Freshwater, Isle of Wight

Dimbola 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.

Plus don’t miss taking a break in Julia’s Tea Room’ to try our delicious homemade cream teas & cakes.

Thinking of visiting Dimbola? 

There are 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

Summer Opening times: April-September 7 days a week 10am-5pm.

Winter Opening Times: Winter times may vary please check the website for details: www.dimbola.co.uk.

Gift Aid Admission

If you are a UK taxpayer 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. 

Gift Aid Admission Prices:

Gift Aid Adult: £6

Gift Aid Concession: £5.50

Gift Aid Family 2 adults 2 children: £15

Standard Admission Prices:

Adult: £5.45

Concession: £5

Family 2 adults 2 children: £13.50

Under 5s: Free

Under 16s: £2.50

Groups (10+) £5 per person

Friends of JMC Trust & National Art Pass Free.

Free entry to tearoom & museum gift shop.

The Needles Breezer tour bus (Mar-Oct)

The No.7 also stops on Hooke Hill (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


50.6723589775, -1.51602136879

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