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This was the home of Julia Margaret Cameron (1815–79), the eminent Victorian portrait photographer and friend of Lord Tennyson. A gallery includes more than 60 examples of her work, including striking images of Carlyle, Tennyson, and Browning. There's also a room devoted to the various Isle of Wight rock festivals, most famously the five-day event in 1970 that featured the Who, the Doors, Joni Mitchell, and Jimi Hendrix. On the ground floor you'll find a shop and a good Alice in Wonderland-themed tearoom for snacks, hot lunches, and a traditional cream tea.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Terrace La., Freshwater Bay, Yarmouth, PO40 9QE
  • Phone: 01983/756814
  • Cost: £4
  • Hours: Apr.–Oct., daily 10–5; Nov.–Mar., Tues.–Sun. and national holiday Mon. 10–4
  • Website:
  • Location: Alum Bay and the Needles
Updated: 06-10-2013

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