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                                                                                        Due to the current situation the Museum & Tearoom are closed                                                                                                                                                                                    



Coach parties and large groups welcome, please book in advance. Our current group rate is £6 per person with an introductory talk Please contact for further information or to make a booking or call us on 01983 756 814.


We offer a range of activities for schools and young people, including self-directed gallery-based activities, talks introducing Julia and her life and times and facilitated, hands-on workshops and can tailor activities to individual schools’ needs. contact for school bookings.

Be Inspired

Julia’s work and legacy can provide a rich supply of inspiration for the study of art, photography and other subjects such as performance arts, creative writing or English literature. A visit to Dimbola can help explore topics from the history of portraiture, how art and photography have been inspired by poetry and literature and how artists and photographers engage with Art History. Dimbola is also a special place and its atmosphere has inspired many.

Get Involved

Dimbola can offer opportunities to learn new specialist skills and gain unique experiences. We work with schools to stage exhibitions of their students’ work and have hosted drama and musical productions inspired by Julia and the history of Dimbola.

We also offer a wide range of volunteering and work experience placements for students and young people interested in a variety of roles within the photographic and heritage sector, helping them to gain invaluable experience which they will be able to use when applying for university or employment.

Activities and Facilities

  • Self-directed work sheets and fun trails
  • Dressing-up Room
  • Introductory talks tailored to your group
  • Facilitated activities and workshops including: sun printing (cyanotypes), dark room techniques, use of of photographic ‘studio’, specialist wet collodion deomonstrations or workshops.
  • Bag store/lunch room
  • Refreshments available

While you’re in the West Wight

Why not combine a visit to Dimbola with another one of the fantastic activities and special places the West Wight has to offer? You can discover the cold war history of the rocket launch site at the Needles, take a hike up Tennyson Down in the footsteps of the great Poet, go on a fossil hunt on the beach and much more!

Dimbola is an Arts Award supporter. Young people working towards arts award are offered a special rate of 25% off our standard rates. Contact us for more information.


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