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

We provide great value with a 15% discount for groups of 11 or more visitors paying together. We also offer free entry for coach drivers and tour leaders. Contact the site for a Group Booking Form.

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

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 are 10.15 and 14.30. Expert guides invite you inside to take an intimate glimpse into the private family life of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their family. 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, a minimum of 14 days notice is required.
Price: During normal public opening - normal admission price plus £7.50 per person. 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) or email osborne.house@english-heritage.org.uk 

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, a minimum of 14 days notice is required.
Price: Normal admission price per person plus £700.00 per group
Call to confirm prices and to book: 01983 200022 (select option 6) or email osborne.house@english-heritage.org.uk

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

Festive Freeflow Visits

15 November to 23 December 2017 (Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, except Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December)

Enjoy special self-guided tours of the ground floor and discover how Queen Victoria celebrated Christmas with her family.  

The Victorian Christmas Weekend Event
Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 December 2018 

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)

Contact Us

  • Site Telephone: 01983 200022
  • Site Email Address osborne.house@english-heritage.org.uk 
  • 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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