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Osborne House

East Cowes PO32 6JX, England
+44 1983 200022
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Former retreat for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert (circa 1845) still retains a large collection of the royal couple's possessions, art work and photographs. Also home to the Swiss Cottage for Victoria's children, and the private beach and bathing machine.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“private beach” (327 reviews)
“queen victoria” (724 reviews)
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East Cowes PO32 6JX, England
+44 1983 200022
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Reviewed today

As an EH member and driving past this place as you come off the ferry its a bit of a no brainer not to stop and take in what Osborne House has to offer....and that is plenty. The gardens and landscape are amazing and the...More

Thank nick_white
Reviewed today

The house and gardens are most beautiful. As you walk around the house the staff are most helpful and willing to talk to you, but I think it would be helpful to have more information on display.It was also nice to see the costumes from...More

Thank Janice K
Reviewed today via mobile

Go early for a better experience. We arrived around 11.30 among a couple of school trips with the main (small) car park full. We used one of the overflows which was a bit muddy underfoot. The entrance for tickets was a bit chaotic. The building...More

Thank ccws50
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited Osborne House while staying at Ninham Country Holidays. Osborne House was recommended by a friend that had visited a few years before. So taking his advice off we went. Osborne House is a delight. The space and architecture are stunning. The Greco statues...More

Thank Lee_Kara
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's not cheap! You have to fight your way past people trying to flog you membership of English Heritage then negotiate the gift shop to eventually find the counter to pay for admission. The house is quite dark, presumably to protect the exhibits, but can...More

Thank Cocorabbit69
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Go visit this lovely place. There is lots to see, learn, and enjoy, as this place is beautiful during the summer months. We stayed next door in an ex workers cottage made from the original Osborne bricks on the Barton Estate, so visiting Osborne House...More

Thank Msjanie15
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Love coming here we come at least twice a week during the summer holidays my grandsons love the punch and Judy and afterwards an icecream

Thank Joanne_woodford
Reviewed 2 days ago

Clear menu suits a light lunch. Close to car park and easy access for pushchairs etc. Child friendly. Near to playground too. Outside seating with brollies so just super . Can get busy on w/esEnjoyed our visit

Thank aeskit
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There is lots to see here, the gardens and the house are both huge. We took a walk to Swiss Cottage which took about 10 minutes from the entrance. We had a pushchair and it was easy to take it there. The cottage and the...More

Thank Broughts
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The house is stunning and you do get to see a great deal , the staff are very knowledgeable and love you to ask questions. The new film Victoria and Abdul has created an enormous amount of interest. A very worthwhile and informative visit

Thank Irene W
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6 September 2017|
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Response from Gerry O | Reviewed this property |
I would imagine so. Look on the English Heritage web site.
10 July 2017|
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Response from EnglishHeritageTA | Property representative |
Hi Heather, tickets are available from the admissions office upon arrival. As has been suggested below, membership is a great option as it can offer you great savings on visiting our sites across the country. ^Matt
Christine R
23 May 2017|
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Response from Habsishpeeweed | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I have been out of contact. Although not a problem for me I am sure most if not all parts can be seen by a disabled person. Suggest you contact Osborne House to advise of the difficulties and I am sure they will do... More