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
      3545
    • Very Good
      1405
    • Average
      423
    • Poor
      170
    • Terrible
      90

    Recent Reviews:

    • dragonara2
      Honiton, United Kingdom
      Homely Swiss cottage
      3 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 14th December 2021
      This house is well maintained by English heritage. Most staff were helpful. , however it would have been helpful to have been told there were busses to take you to the beach and or Swiss Cottage on... Read full review
    • 342maxinem
      Taunton, United Kingdom
      An interesting day out
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 15th December 2021
      A lovely day out if you are fully fit. Involves a lot of walking down to the beach & Swiss Cottage. There is a courtesy bus but only infrequent when we visited Lovely helpfull staff. Catering... Read full review
    • D8379LMkarena
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Visit
      3 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 2nd January 2022
      Lovely visit just unfortunately half of the house not open so very disappointing and staff in the cafe near the beach unfriendly as quite cross as we were close to closing time. Even though will... Read full review

    Awards

    • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2021
    • 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)

    * Ground floor house & Grounds open only:
    * 1st November 2021 - 23rd December 2021: Wed - Sun (10am - 4pm).
    * Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.
    * 26th December 2021 - 1st January 2022: Daily (10am - 4pm).
    * 2nd January 2022 - 18th February 2022: Sat & Sun (10am - 4pm).
    * 19th - 27th February 2022: Daily (10am - 4pm).
    * 28th February 2022 - 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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