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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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“swiss cottage” (1,202 reviews)
“private beach” (340 reviews)
“queen victoria” (762 reviews)
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East Cowes PO32 6JX, England
+44 1983 200022
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Reviewed yesterday

We thought we would be disappointed because we visited out of season and only the downstairs and the gardens were available for viewing. However the part of the house we saw was so fascinating, and the volunteer guides were so informative they gave us really...More

1  Thank Barbara048
Reviewed yesterday

went November only lower floor was open it was great so much better and beautiful ,than I imagined lots of art works family portrait's, was done for Christmas ,the trees are up and decorated cant wait to go back and see the upstairs lovely well...More

1  Thank webby58
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We are English Heritage members and visit on a regular basis, great day out You will need to visit the bathing hut and Cafe on the beach

Thank keith B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited Osbourne House. As we had a yearly pass as we got it the year before. It is a lovely place to visit. The shuttle busses are great to get you to the different parts as it is quite a large area. We visited...More

Thank Drag0narty
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only the downstairs and garden is open out of season, but you still got to see some stunning rooms. The gardens are also beautiful with fountains and a walk to the private beach. There is a café for hot drinks and snacks, but it was...More

Thank HeyJo44
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was used as a military convalescent home where both my father and father-in-law stayed. The Victorian dressed 'guides' at various posts were very informative. My only disappointment was that the dining room table was not properly laid out, unless, in Victoria's time it was...More

Thank 616CharlesH
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most interesting place to visit you feel you have a connection to the history of this place, a walk around the grounds gives you an idea of how the upper class lived no expense spared

1  Thank iggy1944
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with adult relatives. Have previously visited and found the attitude of staff patronising. Tried to keep an open mind on this trip but was bitterly disappointed once again. Must agree with other reviewers who consider that English Heritage need to learn from The National...More

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed visiting Osborne House but because it was November only the ground floor was open and the Swiss Cottage wa closed. Lots to see on the ground floor and very interesting. The staff were all dressed in Victorian costume and were very knowledgable. The gardens...More

Thank Lesley R
Reviewed 1 week ago

2nd time I have visited this House, on a drab October day, was I disappointed, No, so much to see, the week before I had seen Victoria and Abdul, which had been filmed mostly at Osbourne and nice to re-visit the real rooms featured. Very...More

Thank Valerie S
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13 October 2017|
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Response from CAH1949 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the comments above. There is a children's playground which I didn't look at so I'm not sure what the equipment is like. Plenty of space outside for running about but in the house movement will be restricted by... More
6 September 2017|
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Response from David P | Reviewed this property |
yes all year
11 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