Changes announced at Dimbola Museum and Galleries

dimbola tower

Although the galleries and museum will be closed until spring, they reopen for a week over the Christmas period and the tearoom remains open

Thursday, 3rd December, 2020 9:40am

By Sally Perry

‘Polaroid originals’ exhibition opens at Dimbola this week

andreas polaroids of a woman looking away

Andrea Muendelein’s early Polaroid work explores her engagement with portraiture and painting during her time at Central Saint Martins College of Art between 2003 and 2005

Thursday, 1st October, 2020 10:06am

By Elissa Blizzard

Work by pioneering female photographer heads to Dimbola next month

Marilyn Stafford Biba Poster

The award-winning and pioneering female photographer, Marilyn Stafford, has an exhibition opening at Dimbola Museum and Galleries in October

Thursday, 24th September, 2020 3:27pm

By Elissa Blizzard with one comment

Dimbola Museum and Galleries reopens

Dimbola Museum and Galleries 2020

New social distancing and cleaning measures have been implemented as well as a new circular one-way route around the house

Tuesday, 8th September, 2020 4:15pm

By Elissa Blizzard

New local history book takes you on a journey from 1860 to 1950 in pictures

House in whitwell in 1930

Take a step back in time to 1860 to see how Ventnor and the Undercliff looked through 180 black and white pictures

Wednesday, 26th August, 2020 8:24am

By Sally Perry

Dimbola Museum unable to open as planned, but Tea Rooms open daily

dimbola tea room garden with people sitting at tables

The Museum and Galleries were due to reopen this week, but there are still some obstacles to overcome. However, the delightful tea rooms are open daily so you can still support Dimbola whilst the museum is closed

Thursday, 6th August, 2020 3:12pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Watch: Online preview of Dimbola’s Julia Margaret Cameron: Close Up exhibition

tennyson and his friends book - julian winslow 2

The latest exhibition at Dimbola Museum and Galleries features close up portraits of great men by Julia Margaret Cameron curated by her son, Henry Herschel Hay Cameron. Details within of the online preview, filmed by Julian Winslow and presented by Gail Middleton

Saturday, 13th June, 2020 3:17pm

By Tracy Mikich with 4 readers' comments

Historic England launches ‘Picturing Lockdown’: An open call to share your experience of lockdown

Superheroes wear scrubs graffiti taken by Katharine Grice

100 images from the public and ten artists will be added to Historic England’s Archive to preserve them and officially record this extraordinary moment in history

Thursday, 30th April, 2020 3:36pm

By Fran Gorman

The Great Indoors: Ventnor Exchange launch photographic project to document Coronavirus confinement

person in mirror taking photo

Your photos could be abstract, conceptual, portraits, documentary or even selfies, the only rule is that the photos must be taken from inside your home and respond to the title ‘The Great Indoors’

Tuesday, 28th April, 2020 2:34pm

By Sally Perry

Can you help identify the locations of these six Isle of Wight Victorian photographs?

Notes: Presence of a band as well as of soldiers may imply that there is a barracks somewhere in the vicinity. Fields on the left, clumps of cottages on the right. Larger buildings at the top of the hill.

Can you spot the locations of the six images which form part of a collection of more than 600 glass plate negatives taken by Sandown photographer, James Dore (1854-1925)? Leave a comment and don't forget to number your answers

Tuesday, 28th April, 2020 11:40am

By IW Council Press Office with 15 readers' comments

Exhibition celebrates unique, innovative and dazzling Isle of Wight

the wight book spread

Sixty photographs from The Wight Book will be on display at Dimbola Museum and Galleries from the end of this month

Monday, 10th February, 2020 1:24pm

By Elissa Blizzard

New portrait exhibition brings community together in unexpected ways

fifty faces

The exhibition highlights the pride residents have living in the tightly-knit community

Monday, 20th January, 2020 9:52am

By Sally Perry with one comment