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Museum & Tearoom:
7 days a week 10am-4pm

*Please check facebook/instagram for the most up to date info

Tearoom manager Claire Pacey:

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 & Galleries is home to the refurbished Dimbola Tearoom, once the salon of Julia Margaret Cameron where she entertained her guests.

Come and enjoy delicious homemade cakes, cream teas and light lunches in our cosy tearoom or on our sunny terrace, overlooking the stunning views of Freshwater Bay.

Tearoom bookings can be taken for private parties with varied menus at a price to suit your requirements.

We are licensed to sell alcohol. We have a great selection of wine, real Isle of Wight Ale, and much more.

Afternoon Tea                                                                                                                                                                                                             Please book in advance
Enjoy a selection of homemade finger sandwiches, cakes and Fresh scones                                                                                                               £40 for Two

For an extra treat go deluxe with a bottle of prosecco
  £55 for Two

Full English Breakfasts
Full breakfast menu Served between 10am-11.30am Every Day
Vegetarian option available
Booking advised

Sunday Roasts
*Only available November-March* 

Small Private Functions

Whether it’s a wedding, a birthday or a wake Dimbola can provide the ideal catered venue for up to 30 people
(more if our outdoor terrace is also used).

With varied menus at a price to suit your requirements.

Here’s an idea of what we can do – quiche, sandwiches, a variety of sausage rolls, salad, coleslaw and cakes – or any choices you would like.   Fully licensed.

Please phone Claire on 07921772867 to discuss what you’d like – we are very flexible and would be happy to have a chat to see how we can help. Our menu can be tailored to your needs.

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.

For details of the tea rooms current offers  or to see a selection of what we serve please do check out our Facebook page. 

You can also message us from our Facebook page to reserve tables, book lunches / breakfasts and ask us a question

For bookings please message the facebook page or email

Photos by kind permission of Helen Wood

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