Osborne House, Garden and Grounds

Local nameOsborne House, Garden and Grounds
LocationEast Cowes, UK

Osborne House is a former royal residence in East Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom. The house was built between 1845 and 1851 for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert as a summer home and rural retreat. Albert designed the house himself, in the style of an Italian Renaissance palazzo. The builder was Thomas Cubitt, the London architect and builder whose company built the main facade of Buckingham Palace for the royal couple in 1847. An earlier smaller house on the Osborne site was demolished to make way for the new and far larger house, though the original entrance portico survives as the main gateway to the walled garden.

Queen Victoria died at Osborne House on 22 January 1901, aged 81. Following her death, King Edward VII, who had never liked Osborne, presented the house to the state on the day of his coronation, with the royal pavilion being retained as a private museum to Victoria.

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Isle of Wight: Osborne Admission Ticket from 26 USD
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Opening hours

Till Sep 30, 2015: daily: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Oct 1 - Nov 1, 2015: daily: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Nov 2 - Nov 15, 2015: Sat - Sun: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Nov 16, 2015 - Jan 1, 2016: Wed, Sat - Sun: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Jan 2 - Feb 14, 2016: Sat - Sun: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Feb 15 - Feb 19, 2016: daily: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Feb 20 - Mar 24, 2016: Sat - Sun: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Closed on Dec 24, 25, 26, 28 & 31, 2015 and Jan 1, 2016.


Adults: £14.30/£15.80 (no Gift-Aid/Gift-Aid)
Concessions (students with ID, seniors over 60): £12.90/£14.20
Children (5-15): £8.60/£9.50
Family (2 adults, 3 children): £37.20/£41.10
Members: free

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osborne_House

Official Website https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/osborne/

Twitter https://twitter.com/EHOsborneHouse

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/osbornehouse

Email customers@english-heritage.org.uk

Phone +44 1983 200 022

Address York Avenue, East Cowes, Isle of Wight PO32 6JX, UK

Coordinates 50°45'2.619" N -1°16'5.547" E

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