Osterley Park and House - National Trust

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A short hop from central London by tube but a world apart. Stroll up the tree-lined drive, past the grazing Charolais cattle and you'd think you're in the country, not urban Hounslow.
Surrounded by gardens, park and farmland, Osterley is one of the last surviving country estates in London.
Once described by Horace Walpole as 'the palace of palaces', Osterley was created in the late 18th century by architect and designer Robert Adam for the Child family to entertain and impress their friends and clients.
Today the house is presented as it would have looked in the 1780s; enter the house as the family's guests would have via the impressive stone steps leading up to the portico.
Stroll through the colourful formal gardens, transformed during our six year long project from an overgrown wilderness back to their 18th century grandeur of herbaceous borders, roses and ornamental vegetables beds. Look out for the original Robert Adam summer house full of lemon trees and highly scented shrubs.
Grab some lunch in our stables tea-room, or why not get it to take away and spend some time spotting some of the resident wildlife by Middle Lake?
After a quick snooze in the deckchairs on the temple lawn take the woodland walk and uncover the forgotten boathouse or wander back through the ancient meadow, bursting with wildflowers and butterflies.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site, Heritage site

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

Whole property: Adult: £11.00. Child: £5.50. Family: £27.50. Group adult: £8.40.
Reduced entry prices on Mon & Tues (basement only)
Garden only prices available - see webpage for details.

Discounts

  • National Trust
  • Museums Association
Getting there

By car: Osterley Park is located off the A4 between Hammersmith and Hounslow. Follow the brown signs on the A4 between Gillette Corner and Osterley Underground Station. The entrance gates are at the junction with Thornbury and Jersey Roads.

From the M25 (west). Take the M4, exit 3 then follow the A312/A4 towards Central London. Take the first left after Osterley Tube Station.

From the east/central London, take the M4 exit 2, then follow the A4 towards Heathrow, turning right shortly after Gillette Corner.

If using SATNAV please enter TW7 4RD to take you to the front entrance.

Public transport: Osterley Underground station is on the Piccadilly line and is a 10 minute walk away. Once out of the station, turn left and then turn left again into Thornbury Avenue, the gates to the park are at the end of this road.

The Bus H91 (Hammersmith-Hounslow) stops on the A4 at Osterley underground station.

Additional info

To book a wheelchair for loan please call 020 8232 5050 in advance.
Please note the principal floor is on the first floor of the house.

Collection details

Architecture, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Robert Adam
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.
Osterley After Dark Tour 2015

Osterley After Dark

  • 30 October 2016 7-8:30pm
  • 31 October 2016 7pm

Starting from our Tudor stable block our guide will introduce you to Osterley's origins as Thomas Gresham's 16th century manor before exploring Robert Adam's architectural masterpiece with the lights down low. Learn about the sinister and the sad, the dark and the dreadful as we travel deep onto Osterley's hidden past with over 400 years worth of stories to share. Written and performed by Storyteller Lauren Hall - www.letsmaketheatre.com

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

Tickets cost £20 per person

Website

https://live.advancedticketing.co.uk/k?v=NTIBO&item_type=103&general_event_event=33ab859d-5156-4e5f-9b9d-183a3fc3214a&SESSION_ID=TPCLj5lKO6LOarH412PQ0tV7g6rp8XT3

Osterley After Dark Tour 2015

Osterley After Dark

  • 28 — 29 October 2016 7-8:30pm

Starting from our Tudor stable block our guide will introduce you to Osterley's origins as Thomas Gresham's 16th century manor before exploring Robert Adam's architectural masterpiece with the lights down low. Learn about the sinister and the sad, the dark and the dreadful as we travel deep onto Osterley's hidden past with over 400 years worth of stories to share. Written and performed by Storyteller Lauren Hall - www.letsmaketheatre.com

What to bring/wear: The tour will start outside before heading into the house. The house can also get quite cold so please bring warm clothing. The car park will be dark, a torch would be recommended.

Accessibility: The tour will be using all floors of Osterley House. Please check our main access page for information.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

Tickets cost £20 per person

Website

https://live.advancedticketing.co.uk/k?v=NTIBO&item_type=103&general_event_event=33ab859d-5156-4e5f-9b9d-183a3fc3214a&SESSION_ID=TPCLj5lKO6LOarH412PQ0tV7g6rp8XT3

Getting there

By car: Osterley Park is located off the A4 between Hammersmith and Hounslow. Follow the brown signs on the A4 between Gillette Corner and Osterley Underground Station. The entrance gates are at the junction with Thornbury and Jersey Roads.

From the M25 (west). Take the M4, exit 3 then follow the A312/A4 towards Central London. Take the first left after Osterley Tube Station.

From the east/central London, take the M4 exit 2, then follow the A4 towards Heathrow, turning right shortly after Gillette Corner.

If using SATNAV please enter TW7 4RD to take you to the front entrance.

Public transport: Osterley Underground station is on the Piccadilly line and is a 10 minute walk away. Once out of the station, turn left and then turn left again into Thornbury Avenue, the gates to the park are at the end of this road.

The Bus H91 (Hammersmith-Hounslow) stops on the A4 at Osterley underground station.

Osterley Park and House - National Trust
Jersey Road
Isleworth
Osterley, Middlesex
Greater London
TW7 4RB
England

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Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/osterley-park/

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/osterley-park/things-to-see-and-do/events/

E-mail

osterley@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

020 8232 5050

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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