Osborne
A visitor walks towards Osborne.
A pair of visitors explore the grand corridor at Osborne.
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York Avenue, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 6JT
Queen Victoria's Birthday Table at Osborne in 1855.
Queen Victoria's Birthday Table at Osborne in 1855.
© Royal Collection Trust/HM Queen Elizabeth II 2019

200 Years of Victoria and Albert

This year we're celebrating 200 years since the births of Victoria (24 May) and Albert (26 August) in 1819. 

Victoria and Albert were married for 20 years until the Prince's death in 1861. Many of the royal family's birthdays were spent at Osborne, and the exchanging of gifts on the 'Present Table' became an annual event.

This summer, follow our birthday trail to discover gifts exchanged between Victoria and Albert, and explore our anniversary exhibition taking an in-depth look at how birthdays were spent at Osborne.

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Guidebook: Osborne

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 Osborne Timeline

1774-81Blachford Family

Robert Pope Blachford extends and adapts an existing house into a three-storey residence, with a walled kitchen garden and a brick stable block.

1844-5Victoria and Albert

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert lease Osborne House from Lady Isabella Blachford.

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