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


Open from 10 am for Cakes and Cream Teas, open from 12 for lunches

Free Entry To Tearoom

“There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea.” Bernard-Paul Heroux

Dimbola Museum and Galleries is home to Julia’s Tearoom renowned for its high-quality locally-sourced food, tempting homemade cakes, and delicious cream teas. You can enjoy these in our cosy tearoom, once the salon of Julia Margaret Cameron and where she entertained guests, or in our pretty, sunny garden with views to Freshwater Bay and the sea.

– Lunches are served 12.00pm to 2.00pm Tuesday to Saturday
– Cream Teas & Cakes served all day until half an hour before the Museum closes.
– Vegetarian and gluten free options usually available
– We are licensed to sell alcohol and have a selection of wine, local Ale and more

Victorian Afternoon Tea

For an extra special treat why not book one of our Victorian Afternoon Teas.

A delicious selection of:

Home made sandwiches, cakes and scones with jam and clotted cream.

And let’s not forget a steaming pot of Tea or Coffee

£20 for two

How delightful!

Must be booked in advance, please call 01983 756814.

Available for Private Hire

The tearoom is available to hire for private parties and also houses many of Dimbola’s special events, including talks, small music concerts and Open Mic nights.

Tearoom bookings can be taken for private parties (up to 34 seated, 50 buffet) with varied menus at a price to suit your requirements.

The Museum also offers corporate entertainment facilities, including a meeting room seating 16 people.

The maximum capacity for building is 100 people at any one time.

To discuss bookings for functions please contact us on 01983 756814 or email

Delicious. This is our 3rd visit to Dimbola and our first port of call on this holiday. And what a superb walk over the downs. You are such a friendly bunch. Thank you

Team Chivers, St Albans.

Must be our 30th visit, and the cakes are as good as ever, in fact the best tea-room on the IOW. A relaxing vibe and great views too!

The Kelly’s, Sevenoaks.

Wonderful diabetic cake!

Tony, Niton.