Dimbola Museum & Galleries, Freshwater

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History Museum · Art Gallery
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Dimbola Museum & Galleries:

Julia Margaret Cameron's life and work

Vintage Cameras

Changing exhibitions programme

Workshops, talks and tours

Tea Rooms

Museum Shop

Mission Statement: TO PROVIDE EDUCATION TO THE PUBLIC OF THE WORK OF JULIA MARGRET CAMERON, INCLUDING THE HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY, AND APPRECIATION OF MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY AS AN ART.

TO PROMOTE AND ENCOURAGE CONSERVATION , FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT, OF THE HISTORICAL IMPORTANCE OF THE AREA KNOWN AS THE TENNYSON MILE IN FRESHWATER, ISLE OF WIGHT.
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  • Fabulous museum which I have been visiting for since childhood and which was partly responsible for me taking up a career in photography. Certainly worth a visit for anyone who is interested in... 
    Fabulous museum which I have been visiting for since childhood and which was partly responsible for me taking up a career in photography. Certainly worth a visit for anyone who is interested in...  more »
  • Went there primarily to see IOW festival exhibition photos but there was lot of other interesting photo exhibits as well. Well worth a visit. 
    Went there primarily to see IOW festival exhibition photos but there was lot of other interesting photo exhibits as well. Well worth a visit.  more »
  • Gallery & mini museum showing the start of modern portrait photography. Some stunning almost otherworldly pictures. Guest exhibition of Marilyn Staffords work showing remarkable contrast between... 
    Gallery & mini museum showing the start of modern portrait photography. Some stunning almost otherworldly pictures. Guest exhibition of Marilyn Staffords work showing remarkable contrast between...  more »
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  • Only saw the museum, very interesting place. The cafe next door is definitely the place to go for a bite to eat. Lovely fresh food beautifully presented, the staff were helpful and charmingly pleasant. Went back more than twice.!! Not to be missed.
  • A very interesting museum with a small but fascinating collection of early photography and another of music memorabilia related to the Isle of Wight Festival.
  • Wonderful museum of early photography and the work of one of the most important and innovative photographers of the 19th century, Julia Margaret Cameron. In addition to the museum, there is an excellent cafe which is well worth a visit in its own right. Delicious food and a great place to finish a walk around Totland Bay or a cliff top walk on Tennyson Down.
  • A lovely cafe with friendly staff and wide choice. Good internal and external sitting space.. The exhibitions are interesting .A statute of Jimmi Hendricks too!
  • A lovely museum dedicated to the founder of portrait photography. Nice tea room too. Friendly and helpful staff.

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