Group Visits to Osborne

Find all the information you need for your group visit, including discounts available, how to book, guided tour information (if applicable) and coach parking facilities.

Booking Information

Advanced booking is not necessary for visits up until 1 November 2016 unless a guided tour is required in addition to the standard visit. If you are making a booking for after 1 November 2016 or would like a guided tour with your visit please contact the property on 01983 200022 (select option 6) for a Group Booking Form. 15% discount for groups of 11 or more visitors paying together. Free entry for coach driver and tour leader.

For an education visit please see the Osborne School Visits page for more information.

Average length of visit - 4-5 hours (summer), 2-3 hours (winter)

If you’re a group organiser or part of the travel trade, visit Group Travel Support for more information about organising group visits to our properties. You’ll also find our top property picks for groups and inspirational itineraries to help you plan your next trip.

Coach Parking

Free parking for approximately 20 coaches, 200 metres from the house entrance.

Guided Tours

Special Weekday Tours in November and December 2016
Groups can book guided tours of the house during the week.

Tours are available on the following dates:
Wednesday & Thursday 16 & 17 November
Wednesday & Thursday 23 & 24 November
Wednesday & Thursday 30 November & 1 December
Wednesday & Thursday 7 & 8 December
Wednesday & Thursday 14 & 15 December
Wednesday & Thursday 21 & 22 December
Wednesday & Thursday 28 & 29 December

Advance booking required: Yes
Call for prices and to book: 01983 200022 (select option 6)

Discover Osborne Tour
1 April to 31 October (Daily)

Enjoy an exclusive guided tour of Queen Victoria's beloved home during public opening, time slots start at 2.30pm. Expert guides invite you inside to take an intimate glimpse into the private family life of Britain's longest reigning monarch. There will be anecdotes and plenty of personal details. Marvel at the richness of the State Apartments including the Durbar Room with its lavish Indian décor.

Duration: 1 and 1/2 hours
Minimum-maximum pax: 11 - 20
Advance booking required: Yes
Price: During normal public opening - normal admission price plus £7.50 per person, and for an 'out of hours' guided tour - normal admission price per person plus £300.00 per group
Call to confirm prices and to book: 01983 200022 (select option 6)

Joint ticket: ferry crossing by car or on foot and admission to Osborne
A range of group tickets are available - please contact your chosen ferry operator:

Hovertravel: 01983 811 000
Red Funnel: 0844 844 9988
Wightlink: 0871 376 1000

"Victoria, Queen Beyond the Screen" Tour
5 to 13 November (Saturday and Sunday)
7 January to 26 February (Saturday and Sunday)
20 to 24 February (Daily during School Half Term)

Duration: 1 hour
Advance booking required: Yes
Call to book: 01983 200022 (select option 6)

Festive Guided Tours
16 November to 23 December (Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, except Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December)

Enjoy special festive tours of the ground floor and discover how Queen Victoria celebrated Christmas with her family. This tour is included in the property admission price.

Duration: 1 hour
Advance booking required: Yes
Call to book: 01983 200022 (select option 6)

Glittering Christmas Packages
16 November to 31 December (Saturday and Sunday, except Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December)

Includes a Christmas-themed guided tour, two course traditional lunch served in the stunning Terrace Restaurant.

Minimum pax: 11 with deposit required in advance
Advance booking required: Yes
Call for prices and to book: 01983 200022 (select option 6) or 01983 298052 (Catering Manager)

The Victorian Christmas Weekend Event
Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December

With side-shows, traditional entertainment and the change to look around the ground floor rooms of the house and meet Queen Victoria who will be in residence!

Call for prices and to book tickets: 0370 333 1183 (Customer Services)

Guided Tour - Special exclusive opening on a closed day
1 November to 31 March (Monday to Friday, when property closed to public)

Enjoy an exclusive guided tour of Queen Victoria's beloved home when the property is closed to the public in the week.

Advance booking required: Yes
Price: Normal admission price per person plus £700.00 per group
Call to confirm prices and to book: 01983 200022 (select option 6)

Contact Us

  • Site Telephone: 01983 200022
  • Customer Services: 0370 333 1181
  • Tourist Information: 01983 813813 (Cowes and Newport)
  • Address: York Avenue, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 6JX
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