Dimbola Lodge

Culture and Arts

Terrace Lane, Freshwater, PO40 9QE
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Julia Margaret Cameron, the famous Victorian portrait photographer, lived at Dimbola Lodge from 1860 until 1875, where she photographed the cream of Victorian Society. The Julia Margaret Cameron Trust was set up with the aim of ensuring the preservation of Dimbola Lodge, and to provide historical information on Julia Margaret Cameron's life and works. We also ensure an extensive list of activities, events and exhibitions take place in and around Dimbola Lodge Museum to support the Trust's objectives and to support photographers from all over the world. 


 Statue of Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix’s appearance at the Isle of Wight music festival was one of his last performances before his early death on September 18th the same year. He performed in the early hours of 31st August with Mitch Mitchell on drums and Billy Cox on bass and headlined that day of the festival. Opinions vary about his set and performance on that day, but there’s no doubt his appearance that day has significance to the Isle of Wight’s cultural heritage.

Dimbola Lodge also holds a permanent exhibition dedicated to the Isle of Wight Festivals, past and present including some fantastic original posters, leaflets, newspaper clippings and photographs featuring, Leonard Cohen, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and of course Jimi Hendrix himself.