Osborne

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Historic House / Palace

Osborne House
EAST COWES
Isle of Wight
PO32 6JX

Tel: 01983 200022

Rear view of Osborne house from gardens, attraction, things to do, East Cowes, Isle of Wight

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Ticket - with donation£20.90 per ticket
Child Ticket (5-17 Yrs) - with donation£12.60 per ticket
Concession Ticket - with donation£18.90 per ticket
Family Ticket (1 Adult & Up To 3 Children) - with donation£33.50 per ticket
Family Ticket (2 Adults & 3 Children) - with donation£54.40 per ticket
MembersFree

For more information about donations and prices without donations please visit - https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/osborne/prices-and-opening-times/

Book Tickets

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Accessible Lift - To first floor
  • Disabled persons toilet
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • No dogs (Guide dogs accepted)
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Wheelchair user accessible

Catering

  • Cafe
  • Catering for groups
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Picnic area
  • Picnic Site
  • Refreshments Available
  • Restaurant
  • Vegetarians catered for

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing
  • Children's Meals
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Highchair(s) available
  • Outdoor children’s play area

Establishment Features

  • All weather attraction
  • Beach / Coast within walking distance - Queen Victoria's private beach
  • Beach/Coast 10 min walking distance
  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Garden / Grounds for visitors use
  • Gift shop
  • Grazing Paddock for horses
  • Groups by arrangement
  • Groups welcome
  • Guided tours
  • Guided tours by arrangement
  • LGBT Friendly
  • Licensed for alcohol - In the Terrace Restaurant
  • Marquee Space Available
  • Meeting rooms
  • Open all year round
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Special Opening for Groups by Arrangement
  • Team / Corporate Activities

Group Travel

  • Out of Hours Visits

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • Green Transport - On bus routes, bike stands available. Walk from East Cowes ferry is 20 minutes
  • Off-road parking
  • On Site Car Parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 3 - 4 hours
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Min group size - 11
  • Visa
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Indoor Attraction - Osborne House and Swiss Cottage
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction - Garden, grounds and beach

Specialist Features

  • Baggage Storage
  • Cyclists welcome
  • Educational Groups
  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals - Winter guided tours only

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Min group size numeric qualifier - 11

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From Fishbourne ferry, B3339 (Fishbourne lane), A3054 to Newport, A3021 to East Cowes.

From Yarmouth ferry, A3054 to Newport, A3054 to Ryde, A3021 to East Cowes.

Public Transport Directions

Train; Ryde Esplanade 7 miles, Wootton (IOW Steam railway) 3miles.

Bus; Southern Vectis 4, Ryde E Cowes, 5 Newport – E Cowes.

Ferry; Ferry East Cowes 1 ½ miles (Wightlink 08713761000) (Hovertravel (023) 9281 1000 ) ( Red Funnel -0844 844 9988).

For bus information please visit the Southern Vectis website - www.islandbuses.info/

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      3569
    • Very Good
      1417
    • Average
      425
    • Poor
      170
    • Terrible
      91

    Recent Reviews:

    • ToddingtonB
      Toddington
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Really interesting property with beautiful grounds.
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 14th May 2022
      Really beautiful house to explore inside and out. Interesting to discover this aspect of Victoria's family life, as many aspects were of a family home. The location is lovely with large grounds and... Read full review
    • Kathy M
      Shefford, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Stunning garden and views but house extremely busy
      4 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 14th May 2022
      Visited on a miserable weather morning and access to the house was very popular. Sadly it was far too busy inside to see anything and there appeared to be no control over numbers - long queues to... Read full review
    • Sheila R
      Meopham, United Kingdom
      Great day out.
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 15th May 2022
      We spent over four hours here. The weather was beautiful. The house was really interesting, and the grounds are quite extensive. We walked down to the beach, but hopped on the mini bus back up the... Read full review

    Awards

    • Regional and Miscellaneous -WTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021
    • Tourism South East Award -The Beautiful South - Awards for Excellence 2020 - 2021 Bronze The Beautiful South - Awards for Excellence 2020 - 2021 Bronze 2021

    Opening Times

    Open (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

    * From the 1st April the full house and Swiss Cottage will be open.
    * Ground floor house & Grounds open only until the 31st March 2022 - Wed - Sun (10am - 4pm).
    * For further opening information during the year please visit website - http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/osborne/

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