Osborne House - English Heritage

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Osborne, Queen Victoria's family home, is one of the most popular tourist attractions on the Isle of Wight. After first visiting Osborne, England's longest-reigning monarch wrote: 'It is impossible to imagine a prettier spot'.

Highlights include:
Victorian opulence and extravagant interiors.
Stunning Indian decor of the Durbar Room.
Private apartments including the Queen's bedroom, nursery rooms and royal bathrooms.
Queen Victoria's beach with cafe and bathing machine.
The Swiss Cottage - chalet built for the royal children.
Extensive grounds with stunning views across the Solent.
A Victorian walled Garden.
Hothouses containing exotic plants.
A delightful restaurant and cafe.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

28 Mar -30 Sep 10am-6pm daily (house closes 5pm) / 1 Oct- 1 Nov 10am-4pm daily / 2 Nov- 29 Mar: 10am-4pm Saturday & Sunday (Pre-booked guided tours. Last tour 2.30pm.Christmas tour season 19 Nov - 31 December. May close early for special events on occasional days in July and August.

Admission charges

£14.30/£12.90/£8.60/£37.30 (Winter £10.60/£9.50/£6.30/£27.60)


  • English Heritage
Getting there

Entrance is off York Avenue, East Cowes

Collection details

Archaeology, Weapons and War, Natural Sciences, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, World Cultures, Fine Art, Personalities

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Victoria's Fabulous Fete

  • 26 — 28 May 2015 *on now

Roll up! Roll up! Come and celebrate Queen Victoria's birthday with a fabulous fete at her favourite home by the sea. Join the spectacular party as the Victorian Circus come to Osborne, complete with daring horse riders, jugglers, sideshows and clowns. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the British Empire as her Majesty entertains her guest, Prince Duleep Singh - the Punjab Maharajah. Enjoy the spectacle and cheer Her Majesty as she arrives in a splendid procession to open the day’s festivities.


Adult £15.30 Child £9.30 Concession £13.90 Family £39.90. Purchase your tickets today using our online system below or by calling our dedicated Ticket Sales Team on 0370 333 1183 (Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5.30 Sat 9am – 5pm).

Getting there

Entrance is off York Avenue, East Cowes

Osborne House - English Heritage
Osborne House, York Avenue,
East Cowes, Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight
PO32 6JX


Osborne web pages on the English Heritage website



Osborne email address



01983 200022

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