Osborne

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Discover Queen Victoria’s beautiful seaside home on the Isle of Wight. Marvel at the magnificence of the sumptuous audience room, drawing and dining rooms.

Don’t miss the spectacular Indian décor of the newly refurbished Durbar Room, evocative of Osborne’s magnificent past as the Empress of India’s royal retreat. A new banqueting table recreates the scene of a grand dinner from the latter part of the 19th century.

Fascinating displays showcase the beautifully crafted gifts sent to Queen Victoria. Relax over lunch or afternoon tea in a choice of eating place including their elegant Terrace Restaurant. Look out for the native red squirrels as you wander through the historic grounds, and spot the trees that were planted to commemorate an important visitor anniversary.

Queen Victoria spent many enjoyable hours on the beach with her family and it was here that the royal children learned to swim. See the bathing machine built especially for Queen Victoria and enjoy the view from Queen’s alcove where she used to sit and sketch or write letters. Relax in the café and enjoy a delicious ice-cream sundae or knickerbocker glory. Walk along the shore, paddle in the sea or just relax in one of the deckchairs.

April to October: Daily
November to March: Weekends, also Wednesdays & Thursdays prior to Christmas
Between Christmas and New Year: Daily
February half-term holiday: Daily

Please see website for more details

Admission price 

Adult
£16.50

Child
£9.90

Family

£42.90

Why should I visit?

    • Historic house – the seaside retreat of Queen Victoria - take an intimate glimpse into the family life of one of Britain's most recognizable and iconic monarchs and the house Queen Victoria loved to call home
    • Swiss Cottage and Museum – an area of the Osborne estate where children (and adults) can play where the royal children played
    • Queen Victoria’s beach – with stunning views over the Solent, Victoria’s bathing machine and alcove and beach café and ice and parlour.
    • Beautiful terrace gardens, walled garden and pleasure grounds
    • Terrace restaurant, Petty Officers Quarters café and ‘Gazelle House’ cake shop

Facilities

Accommodation available
Assistance dogs allowed
Baby changing facilities
Disabled access
Disabled parking available
Dogs accepted
Facilities for the partially sighted available on request
Free parking on site
Gift shop
On site parking
Restaurant
Suitable for ages 12 and above
Suitable for ages 3 and above
Suitable for ages 5 and above
Suitable for ages 8 and above
Tour Guide – we require booking for this facility
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Mother’s Day Lunch

26/03/2017 - 26/03/2017

Osborne

Every mother deserves the royal treatment. Enjoy the beautiful house and grounds and lunch in the restaurant at Queen Victoria’s home.... 

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Where to find us

Address

Osborne
English Heritage
Osborne House
York Avenue
East Cowes
Isle of Wight
PO32 6XJ

Find us online

By car

For sat nav use postcode PO32 6JT. Free parking 50m from reception centre, and additional parking a further 230m from the house entrance. Disabled visitors may be set down at house entrance (not coaches) by obtaining prior permission on 01983 200022.

By train

Trains to Portsmouth then Wightlink or Hovertravel ferries / hovercraft, and trains to Southampton – then ferry to Cowes / East Cowes with Red Funnel.

By bus

Southern Vectis buses routes 4 & 5

Kids activities

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Children (and adults) can play in the Swiss Cottage and Museum where the royal children played.