Dimbola Museum & Galleries

LOCATION

FRESHWATER, ISLE OF WIGHT

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Home of Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879), the pioneer Victorian portrait photographer. The house has the largest collection of Cameron prints on permanent display in the UK, as well as a lively programme of photography exhibitions and special events. Cameron is best known for her portraits, which were ground-breaking in their natural, candid approach; many were of friends and acquaintances who were also celebrities of the time; people like Charles Darwin, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Ellen Terry and many of the Pre-Raphaelites. Some of her photographs were also based around myths or literary figures.

Dimbola Museum & Galleries
Terrace Lane, Freshwater Bay, FRESHWATER, PO40 9QE
Phone : 01983 756814

Features

Facilities
  • Parking onsite
  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
Accessibility
  • Upstairs gallery not accessible
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open all year, Apr-Sep, daily 10-5; Oct-Mar, times vary, please check website for details

About The area

Discover Isle of Wight

There’s a timeless quality to the Isle of Wight. For many it embodies the spirit and atmosphere of English seaside holidays. Small and intimate – at just 23 miles by 13 miles – it’s a great place to get away from it all. And with its mild climate, long hours of sunshine and colourful architecture, it has something of a continental flavour.

Explore the island’s varied coastline at any time of the year using the well-established Coast Path. Even in the depths of winter, the weather conditions are often favourable for walking. The island has more than 500 miles of public rights of way in all. There are numerous other things to do too. You could plan a week’s itinerary and not set foot on the beach. The island’s history is fascinating and it was long considered as a convenient stepping stone for the French in their plan to invade the UK mainland. Various fortifications – including Fort Victoria, Carisbrooke Castle and Yarmouth Castle – reflect its key strategic role in the defence of our coastline.

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