Is Osborne Open?
Covid-19 Update: All the interior spaces will be closed, but the grounds remain open. You will need to book in advance in order to visit. For the most up-to-date information visit their official website via the link above or view our list of Hampshire attractions.
About This Attraction
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
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