Osterley Park and House - National Trust

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

Website

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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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

Opening hours

2014 - House open March - October. Wed - Sun (basement only Mon & Tues with behind the scenes tours)
Garden, shop, cafe, second hand bookshop and park open 7 days a week March - December 31st (not Xmas day & boxing day)

For timings - see webpage at nationaltrust.org.uk/osterley

Admission charges

Whole property: Adult: £10.25. Child: £5.15. Family: £25.50. Group adult: £8.70.
Reduced entry prices on Mon & Tues (basement only)
Garden only prices available - see webpage for details.

Discounts

  • National Trust
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.
Chick in a basket

Easter Egg Trail

  • 18 — 21 April 2014 *on now

This Eater we will inspire your child's inner adventurer and transform them into an Eggsplorer! They'll receive a make-it-yourself pith helmet, a Trail Journal containing all the clues they need to complete the trail and an Eggsplorer Passport to be stamped along the way. Explore our glorious gardens where you can spot flowers and wildlife, or have fun on rope swings and build a den at our play trail as you try and crack the clues on your own Easter adventure.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£3.00 per trail.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Horses in Osterley Park

Parkrun

  • 19 April 2014 9-10am
  • 26 April 2014 9-10am
  • 3 May 2014 9-10am
  • 10 May 2014 9-10am
  • 17 May 2014 9-10am
  • 24 May 2014 9-10am
  • 31 May 2014 9-10am
  • 7 June 2014 9-10am
  • 14 June 2014 9-10am
  • 21 June 2014 9-10am

Join us for free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in. Our Osterley course is round parkland and lakes, a great backdrop.To take part - please register on the parkrun website and you can find more details here about the parkrun community http://www.parkrun.org.uk/osterley/.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Pollok Park

Spring Secrets of Trees Walk

  • 27 April 2014 2-3:30pm

This spring join a guided tour of the estate and garden with our Lead Ranger. Enjoy the seasonal beauty of the trees, and discover the subtle relationships our trees have with insects and other animals. Learn about the way trees grow, how they die and why they remain just as important after death.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£6.00 per adult, £3.00 per child. Booking Essential 020 8232 5050.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

picture of Long Gallery - Osterley House

Art of Dining - Museums at Night

  • 15 — 17 May 2014

A unique pop up dining adventure, fusing art, fine dining and theatre, all in the opulance of Osterley House.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

tbc - booking via theartofdining.co.uk from early March onwards

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.

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