Museum & Tearoom Open
7 Days a week - 10am - 5pm


Saturday 7 October 2017

12 hours of live music to raise funds for the Julia Margaret Cameron Trust and other local charities

Julia’s Tearoom at Dimbola  Museum 
(Reserve your table for lunch.)



12.00pm Laurie McVay
by arrangement with Flanagan’s, Sandown


1.00pm Paul Armfield with The Dollymopps, Nils Mason and Dan Smith
by arrangement with Quay Arts, Newport

4.00 to 5.00pm Mark and Adam
by arrangement with The 1st Floor, Newport

Donations to Julia Margaret Cameron Trust

7.00pm Patsy Cabaret sings songs of the 60s …and more!

Cash bar
Donations to Julia Margaret Cameron Trust

Upstairs Galleries at Dimbola Museum 


8.00 to 10.00pm- Dimbola’s Blues, Roots and Jazz Party
by arrangement with Nick Cane Music
Cash bar
£5.00 donation
Proceeds support The Julia Margaret Cameron Trust


Dimbola Museum and Galleries, at Mrs Cameron’s former home at Freshwater Bay, is dedicated to the life and work of the celebrated Victorian pioneer photographer.

A Day at the Bay is made possible with the invaluable support of Freshwater Parish Council and our sponsors:
Ashby’s Autos
Chessell Pottery Barns
Coleman’s Carpets
Orchard Bros family grocer
Picture Language Limited
Steve Porter Transport
West Wight Alpacas


Other venues for A Day at the Bay, all within easy walking distance of Dimbola include:

Freshwater Bay Country House Hotel
Donations to Ability Dogs 4 Young People IOW
Training assistance dogs to enhance the independence of disabled young people on the Isle of Wight.  

St Agnes Church
Donations to Freshwater Independent Lifeboat
Freshwater’s sea-rescue organisation, independent of the RNLI, is staffed entirely by volunteers and raises all its own funds.

Haylands Farm Project
Providing training, education and work experience for people with a learning disability

Seahorses Bed and Breakfast
Donations to the Lantern Community
The Lantern Community offers life-enhancing opportunities for adults with learning difficulties. Seahorses guest house and self-catering cottage provides a home life, fulfilling work, friendship and inspiration through mutual support.

The Albion Hotel
Donations to Age UK IW
Age UK IW helps to break down barriers and improve the quality of life on our inclusive, LGBT-friendly and age-friendly Island.

The Bay Boutique Bed and Breakfast
Donations to Wessex Cancer Trust
WCT offers effective local support and information for all people living with, or affected by, cancer.

The Piano Café
Donations to Kissy Puppy
Sophie Rolfe Trust (KissyPuppy) works with the Earl Mountbatten Hospice to develop services for Island children with life-shortening illnesses.

United Reformed Church Hall
Donations to Earl Mountbatten Hospice
EMH provides Islanders with end-of-life care together with vital help and advice for their families, friends and carers.

A Day at the Bay is organised by Friends of Dimbola and promoted with the kind assistance of Community Action Isle of Wight,  Friends of Freshwater Bay, Quay Arts,  Taste of the Wight and Wightlink.