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  • In 1845, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert bought the Osborne estate to escape royal court life.
  • Located on the tranquil Isle of Wight, explore Osborne House - Victoria and Albert’s palace by the sea
  • Enter Queen Victoria's private apartments and marvel at the grandeur of her State Rooms, which were used to entertain heads of state, princes, and princesses.
  • Stroll through rolling acres of the magnificent Osborne estate and breathe in the fresh air.
  • Visit Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s bathing beach, admire their children’s cottage, and get a glimpse of royal family life.
  • Gasp at the ornate architecture, furnishings, and fine art collection that reflect Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's lavish tastes and styles.


  • Admission ticket with access to the house and the gardens


  • Transfers
  • Please note: The top two floors of the house and Swiss Cottage will be closed over the winter period (7 Nov - 1 Apr 2023) for important conservation work. The ground floor of the house and the grounds will be open as usual.
  • Note: From 11 Nov to 17 Mar 2024, access to the house will be via guided tours only. Tours take approx. 45 mins and run every 20 mins from 10am to 3pm. On arrival, you'll be allocated the next available tour.
  • Accessibility Mini Bus Service: There is a limited minibus service between the house and Queen Victoria’s Beach at the venue. As the service runs at reduced capacity, visitors who can explore the site without this service, are requested to do so.
  • Please note on closed dates this site may still be open, please check English Heritage directly for more information.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Osborne House | A Royal reverie on the Isle of Wight

In 1845, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert bought the Osborne estate as a place for them to build a private home away from court life. For over 50 years, the royal couple used Osborne House to welcome dignitaries and raise their children. After Queen Victoria's death, the estate was given to the nation and later, opened to the public. Even today, much of the original furniture and art adorn the rooms of Osborne House and you can catch a glimpse of what life was like for the royals from their private apartments and lavish reception rooms.

Things to know before booking your Osborne House tickets

  • Book in Advance: It is recommended to book your Osborne House tickets in advance. This ensures that you secure your entry and skip any lines.
  • Concession: Students with NUS cards and those aged 65 and over can get concession tickets. Carry your ID to show proof of eligibility.
  • Group Discount: If you are booking for 11 or more people, you are eligible to get group discounts, but only if you pay for the tickets together.
  • Accessibility: Most areas of Osborne House is accessible by wheelchair and manual wheelchairs are also available to borrow on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Why visit Osborne House

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  • To learn about the private lives of the royals. Once home to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert as well as their children, Osborne House is a treasure trove of personal artifacts that will give you a significant insight into the lives of the royals that once ruled Britain.
  • To explore the Royal Collection. Many of the artwork and Queen Victoria's personal items are owned by the Royal Family and are looked after by the Royal Collection Trust. There are many more items from across the globe in the museum for visitors to see.
  • To walk around the gardens and grounds. Osborne House is beautifully complemented by its surrounding gardens with impeccable views and terrace gardens. Many of the trees were planted by Prince Albert and the mild climate of the Isle means a riot of colour throughout the year.
  • To see beautiful views of the sea. Osborne House is located near the Solent and you can catch a glance of the sunset and the sea from many spots across the estate such as the Terrace and the Queen's private beach.

Osborne House highlights

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State Rooms

Delve into the opulent State Rooms at Osborne, crafted for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Admire the exquisite architecture and furnishings that echo the royal couple's tastes and styles. Walk through the corridors that once hosted heads of state, inventors, and royalty, offering a very real connection to an era when Osborne stood at the heart of the British Empire.

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Family Rooms

The family rooms at Osborne House tells the tales of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their nine children. Explore the queen's sitting room and discover Victoria's personal bath and final resting place. Preserved with care by Queen Victoria, Prince Albert's private suite and many of his personal belongings still lies exactly how he left them.

Private Beach

Queen Victoria's Private Beach

Discover the charming beach at Osborne, where the royal took regular dips and it is also where Queen Victoria's children learnt how to swim. Catch the sea views from her alcove, explore the bathing machine, and maybe even dive in for a refreshing swim, followed by a delightful treat from the beachfront café.

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Corbridge Roman Town

Learn what life was like for Victorian royal children at Swiss Cottage, nestled in the woods at Osborne. This Alpine-style chalet served as a private haven for the young royals, a place to play, learn, and grow. Explore the charming play area, adventure trail, and catch the 'Childhood at Osborne' exhibition to uncover the unique personalities of all nine princes and princesses.

Plan your visit to Osborne House

Getting There
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  • Opening Hours: 10 AM to 4 PM
  • Closed on: Osborne House might be closed sometimes during the weekdays, especially on Mondays and Tuesdays, in off peak season.
  • Best time to visit: The best time to visit Osborne House is during the late spring to early autumn months, from May to September. This period offers pleasant weather, blooming gardens, and the chance to explore the outdoor beauty of the estate while avoiding peak summer crowds.
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Address: Osborne House is located at York Ave, East Cowes PO32 6JX, United Kingdom.
Find on Map.

You can get to Osborne House using either public transport options like bus, train or ferry, or by driving down or getting a taxi.

Take bus numbers 4 or 5.

Travel to Southampton Central station and get a ferry to the Isle of Wight. Southampton Central station is well connected, with trains coming in from London, Manchester, Nottingham, Cardiff and many more hubs.

Travel from Southampton to East Cowes on RedFunnel and Osborne House will be about a mile and a half away.

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  • Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or at the ticket office on the day of your visit.
  • Parking: There is free parking available just 50 meters away from the reception.
  • Picnic Areas: There are multiple picnic tables around the grounds and there is also a family picnic area near the play area.
  • Food & Drink: There are several places to get some refreshment including the self-service cafe and the Beach Cafe.
  • Restrooms: There are restrooms located near the admissions centre in Osborne's Magnolia Courtyard. You will also find toilets at the beach and at the Swiss Cottage.
  • Dogs: Dogs are welcome at Osborne House but only assistance dogs will be allowed into certain places in the estate.
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  • The Coast Bar & Dining Room: The Coast Bar & Dining Room has a rustic-chic ambiance that complements an all-day menu featuring pizzas, breakfast, and European dishes amidst bare brick walls and mismatched tables.
  • Mojac's Restaurant and Bar: Step into Mojac's Restaurant and Bar, where you can indulge in a seasonal menu offering a tantalizing array of European dishes and daily specials.
  • The Lifeboat: The Lifeboat provides a lively, family-friendly pub experience with comfort food and drinks in an expansive outdoor area boasting river views.
  • Murrays Seafood Restaurant: Murray's Seafood Restaurant is housed in an 18th-century building and offers a delightful array of locally caught fish and seafood.
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  • Mary Rose Museum: The Mary Rose is a 16th-century Tudor vessel that was a personal favourite of King Henry VIII. Constructed in 1510 and tragically sunken in 1545, this warship is brought back to life through exhibits.
  • Bargate: Bargate is a medieval gatehouse that was originally built as part of the city walls. Today, it functions as a place for cultural events.
  • Shanklin Chine: Shanklin Chine is a leafy, wooded ravine adorned with waterfalls and teeming wildlife. While exploring this serene haven, remember to check out the arts heritage centre as well.
  • Fort Victoria Country Park: Fort Victoria Country Park is a woodland park with fortress remains that host a seasonal reptilarium, a planetarium, a museum and a cafe.

Frequently asked questions about Osborne House tickets

Are Osborne House tickets available online?

Yes, Osborne House tickets are available online for a smoother experience during your visit.

How much do the Osborne House tickets cost?

Osborne House tickets start at £18.1.

What is the cancellation policy for Osborne House ticket?

Your Osborne House tickets can be cancelled up to 24 hours before the experience begins and you will be able to get a full refund.

What are Osborne House opening hours?

Osborne House is open from 10 AM to 4 PM.

What is the best time to visit Osborne House?

The best time to visit Hadrian's Wall is during late spring and early autumn to see the gardens in full bloom and for milder weather and fewer crowds.

How do I get to Osborne House?

You can get to Osborne House by bus, train, ferry or you can also opt to drive up to the attraction.

Is Osborne House wheelchair accessible?

Yes, most areas in Osborne House is accessible by wheelchair.