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Dimbola Museum & Galleries

Terrace Lane, Freshwater Bay, FRESHWATER, PO40 9QE

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.

Further information

Tel: 01983 756814

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With voluntary Gift Aid donation: £5 (ch £2, under 5 free, concessions £4.50). Family £12. Visitors may choose to pay standard prices displayed at venue

Opening times

Open all year, Apr-Sep, daily 10-5
Oct-Mar, times vary, please check website for details
Average visit 1.5hrs




Dogs allowed all areas.


Partly accessible. Upstairs gallery not accessible

Dimbola Museum & Galleries
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Off A3054, visible from Freshwater Bay

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