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

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

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.
People running

Fun Intense Training

  • 21 September 2014 9:45-10:45am *on now
  • 27 — 28 September 2014 9:45-10:45am

Are you wanting to lose weight or try and get F.I.T.? Why not come along to one of our new training sessions in the beautiful surroundings of Osterley Park.

Every Saturday and Sunday at 09:45 try out a range of full body exercises, team games and circuits. Get your free weekly handout on nutrition.

Please make sure you bring clothes and footwear suitable for exercising outdoors. Also please bring water.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£5.00 per person.

Website

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

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Parkrun

  • 27 September 2014 9-10am
  • 4 October 2014 9-10am
  • 11 October 2014 9-10am
  • 18 October 2014 9-10am
  • 25 October 2014 9-10am
  • 1 November 2014 9-10am
  • 8 November 2014 9-10am
  • 15 November 2014 9-10am
  • 22 November 2014 9-10am
  • 29 November 2014 9-10am

A free weekly 5km timed runs around Osterley Park. These runs are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.

Dogs on leads, pushchairs and runners of all speeds (even walking) are welcome. Join us in the cafe afterwards for a coffee and chat Remember to register to get your free barcode to run.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

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

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Active Parents

  • 26 September 2014 10-11am
  • 3 October 2014 10-11am
  • 10 October 2014 10-11am
  • 17 October 2014 10-11am
  • 24 October 2014 10-11am

Join Marina for this class with a difference, to strengthen areas weakened during childbirth and / or looking after young baby. This class will help to improve posture, lenghten chest muscles, strenghten abdominal and glute muscles and build core strength, all of which can be affected by lifting and carrying baby, or sitting or standing for long periods of time.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£48.00 for six week course or £9.00 a session.

Website

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

Killerton Woods

Walking for Health

  • 24 September 2014 10am-12:30pm
  • 29 October 2014 10am-12:30pm
  • 26 November 2014 10am-12:30pm
  • 31 December 2014 10am-12:30pm

Join a moderately paced walk around the Osterley estate - lead by our Ranger who will point out places of interest and relate the odd story or two from throughout the years en route.

Please wear sturdy comfortable shoes and long trousers as walks can incorporate brambles, nettles, thistles Please dress suitably for the weather including waterproofs if necessary.

Please note: new walkers will have to fill in a health questionnaire.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Website

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

Forest

Autumn Secrets of Trees Walk

  • 19 October 2014 2-3:30pm

Enjoy the riot of autumn colour that abounds in the great meadow as you explore the hidden history of these great trees.

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Partly accessible. This tour will involve large amounts of walking around the estate, some paths are uneven.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

All tickets: £6.00 adults, £3.00 children. Including NT members.

Website

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

Dusk

National Trust Night Run

  • 25 October 2014 6-9pm

This is your opportunity to see Osterley as no-one else does. This event is fun, social and all about exploring the outdoors. If you are a family looking for adventure or a seasoned runner wanting to experience something different this is the route for you. You'll be able to choose from our explore route (2km) or our adventure route (7km), and if you'd rather walk than run you're more than welcome. All the routes are totally traffic free and are mostly on paths and trails rather than tarmac.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Prices from £12.00 to £15.00, please check website for further information.

Website

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

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Pumpkin Festival

  • 25 — 26 October 2014 12-4pm

Take part in some silly games and have a go at carving your own pumpkin.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal garden admission applies, adult £4.50, child £2.30. NT members free.

Website

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

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Little Seedlings Gardening Club

  • 28 October 2014 12-4pm

Enjoy planting weeding and watering (or just digging!) with your little ones as you get hands on in our kitchen garden.

The event is on a drop in basis, please be aware if the garden is full at any point we may ask you to come back later. We ask all visitors to the kitchen garden to agree to our methods of working upon arrival.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal garden admission applies, adult £4.50, child £2.30. NT members free.

Website

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

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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