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Julia Margaret Cameron and the Victorians

  • Facilitator Led
  • Victorians
  • Key stage 1, Key stage 2

What to expect

Explore a fantastic example of a Victorian house and learn about the pioneer Victorian photographer, Julia Margaret Cameron and the famous people she photographed. Pupils will create a pop-up Victorian museum using a wide range of original artefacts to bring to life four people that lived in the house and make links to Queen Victoria.

Students will complete a museum trail that will help them explore the house and the photographs of Julia Margaret Cameron.


About Dimbola Museum & Galleries

For fifteen years, between 1860 to 1875, Dimbola was the home and workplace of the celebrated Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron.  Now preserved by the Julia Margaret Cameron Trust, the house is a fascinating museum dedicated to her life and work which also showcases contemporary exhibitions from artists and photographers around the world. Inside the house are many original features including Gothic carvings, William Morris wallpaper, Julia’s personally designed stairway, Victorian glass, 19th century artefacts and a re-creation of her bedroom.


Key Information

Duration: 2hrs (at the museum, or 1 1/4 hrs in school)

Open for Schools: Year round by appointment

Pupil numbers: 32 (max)

Cost: £150 flat fee for workshops at the museum. (This workshop can also be delivered in school for £100 for 1 class or £175 for 2 classes.)

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