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Osborne House

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*Customer Notice COVID-19*

Following the latest government recommendations, we have taken the decision to close all our staffed historic sites from the end of Wednesday 18th March until 1st May. We will be reviewing this and will keep you updated. Some sites may be opened earlier and we will let you know if this is the case. We also need to cancel our public events during this period.


Free-to-enter sites will remain open to visitors. These sites have large open spaces in which visitors can maintain social distancing and they are often located in quieter spots away from crowds.

Combine and save! Book our Osborne House combination to enjoy return hovercraft, return bus & attraction entry all at a discounted price! 


Delight in the Victorian splendour of Queen Victoria’s family home where this famous monarch lived with her large family and beloved Prince Albert.

Marvel at the magnificence of the Royal Apartments including the sumptuous drawing and dining rooms. Don’t miss the acclaimed DurbarRoom and corridor with its Indian décor and portraits. Imagine life below stairs as you walk through the Table Deckers’ Rooms.Take an intimate glimpse into Queen Victoria’s family life as you tour the nursery and private rooms.

Unwind in the extensive grounds and enjoy the stunning views of the Solent that reminded Prince Albert of the Bay of Naples.

Relax over lunch or afternoon tea in a choice of eating place including our elegant Terrace Restaurant .Look out for the native red squirrels as you wander through the historic grounds, and spot the trees that were planted to commemorate an important visitor anniversary. Delight in the Victorian walled garden with its exotic fruit trees and hothouses. Explore the charming Swiss Cottage with its child-size furnishings built by Prince Albertfor the royal children to learn domestic skills. Explore the garden in which they grew vegetables and sold to Prince Albertat market rate!

Queen Victoria spent many enjoyable hours on the beach with her family and it was here that the royal children learned to swim.

Take a gentle stroll down the picturesque Valley Walk along a tree-lined path to the beach. Enjoy the view from Queen Victoria’s alcove where she used to sit and sketch or write letters. See the bathing machine built especially for Queen Victoria and used for the first time at Osborne. 

Please note during winter months, it is only the ground floor house tours and grounds that are available for customers. 

Pre-booking is essential in winter months. To pre-book please call 01983 200022 option 6.

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Hovertravel Combo Price
Adult £41.30
Child £22.20
Season Running Dates Opening Times
2nd January - 11th February 10:00 - 16:00 Weekends Only
12th February - 18th February 10:00 - 16:00 Every Day
19th February - 29th March 10:00 - 16:00 Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun
1st April - 30th September 10:00 - 18:00 Every Day
Osborne House Map

Osborne House Estate
East Cowes
Isle of Wight
PO32 6JX

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Bus Svc 4 to Osborne House Gates (hourly). Approximate journey time 20 minutes (travel included in package price)