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Activities – Dimbola Museum and Galleries

Activities to support your visit to Dimbola Museum and Galleries

There are lots of resources available to support your visit to Dimbola Museum and Galleries. These include activity sheets with lots of fun and creative ideas to extend learning opportunities either before or after a visit.


Top Treasures

Discover some of the Island’s top historical treasures which are in the care of our museums with these activities.

Drawing Activity

Designed by local artist Adam Gaterell, this drawing activity sheet is packed with ideas to inspire your students during a visit to Dimbola Museum and Galleries.

Crossing the Bar Activities

Developed as part of the Crossing the Bar (XTB) project, a 3 year celebration of the Island’s rich and diverse coastal landscapes, led by the New Carnival Company. These resources were funded by Museums and Schools and can be used to support a visit to Dimbola or inspire your Arts Award.

Video Resources

Creative Cross Currents

This film documents the exhibition and outreach activities of the Creative Cross-Currents with India and Sri Lanka project curated and organised by Griselda Bear and launched at the Dimbola Museum and Galleries in Spring 2022. The exhibition explored and revealed significant similarities in the lives and work of the three present-day artists, Jeremy Bear, Sunara Begum and Dunstan Perera, and the pioneering 19th century photographer Julia Margaret Cameron whose home at Dimbola now forms the museum and gallery.