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                                                                                        Due to the current situation the Museum & Tearoom are closed                                                                                                                                                                                    


Dimbola also offers hire of gallery rooms and tearoom for events and conferences. You can also hire the entire venue if required.

Free entry to the museum and galleries is included in all hire prices.

Our well equipped studio is available for hire for both amateurs and professionals, prices start at just £10.00 per hour. The studio is sponsored by Elinchrom.

Studio Hire

£15.00 p/h during normal opening hours. 10.00 am – 5.00 pm

Evenings £20.00 p/h. 5.00pm onwards

If required a technician can be available to hire

Up to 10 people board room style

Up to 16 people lecture style

Photographic equipment available to hire – please enquire for details.

Music / Poetry / Reading Event Hire                                         £30 per evening (6 – 11pm)

Administration Fee                                                                      £20.00 per booking, if applicable

Our administration fee will only apply to any bookings that require us to advertise or promote an event on behalf of the organiser. This may include printing and distributing of flyers or posters; printing and or selling of tickets including the use of our card machine; promotion via our social media accounts and sending to our mailing lists.




Tearoom Hire

Charming Victorian Salon available to hire for a wide variety of events including meetings and workshops, talks and live music, birthday parties, wedding receptions and other special celebrations

40 seated at tables

50 seated conference style

60 standing

Tea Room Private Hire Rates:

Winter (October – March)

Daytime (9am – 5pm)                                                         £250

Half Day (9am – 1pm or 1pm – 5pm)                              £175

Evening (6pm – 11pm)                                                       £150

Full Day (9am – 11pm)                                                        £400


25% off hire fee when booking a Monday in winter.

25% off hire fee when booked with a catering package.

Summer (April – September)

Daytime (9am – 5pm)                                                         £450

Half Day (9am – 1pm or 1pm – 5pm)                              £275

Evening (6pm – 11pm)                                                       £200

Full Day (9am – 11pm)                                                        £650

25% off hire fee when booked with a catering package.

Equipment Available

Included in standard hire fees: Laptop; Data Projector and Screen; PA; Microphones; Electronic Keyboard

Catering Packages

Tea/Coffee, per person                                                          £1.50

Tea/Coffee and Slice of Cake, per person                         £3.50

Cold Buffet, from                                                                   £8.00

Clotted Cream Tea, per person                                         £4.00

Afternoon Tea, per person                                                 £8.00

Please see sample menus for examples, special diets (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free) catered for on request. Please call to discuss you requirements and for tailored prices.

Waiting staff for externally catered events                                 £10/hr

Volunteers are available to supervise and assist at events (subject to availability)

We are able to stage a wide variety of events and endeavour to be flexible and accommodate requests wherever possible, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Email: for any further enquiries or to book the space.

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