Osborne opening times, prices & tickets
Osborne was the much loved retreat of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. You can visit Victoria and Albert's private apartments, their bathing beach and children's play-cottage for an intimate glimpse of royal family life. Then stroll through the garden terraces where the stunning views across the Solent reminded Prince Albert of the Bay of Naples.
How to buy individual tickets
Save 20% on admission tickets to Osborne with any Red Funnel vehicle or ferry foot passenger journey to the Island - now that's something to shout about!
Step 1: Check the operating days & times below
Step 2: Select the number of tickets required. The actual price charged depends on the admission date
Step 3: Enter the rough date of your visit (tickets are valid +/- 7 days of the date entered)
Step 4: Click the red 'Add' button to add your tickets to the basket. Please then read T&C's and check-out.
Step 5: If you don't already have a ferry or an accommodation booking in the basket you can add these later.
Visiting on 30, 31 May or 1 June?
Then please see Victoria's Fabulous Garden Party tab above!
How to buy tickets to Victoria's Fabulous Garden party
Save 10% on the gate admission tickets to Osborne's Victoria's Fabulous Garden Party with any Red Funnel vehicle or ferry foot passenger journey to the Island - now that's something to shout about!
Step 1: Only available for 30 & 31 May and 1 June
Step 2: Select the number of tickets required
Step 3: Click the red 'Add' button to add your tickets to the basket. The tickets are valid for use once on either Tuesday 30 May, Wednesday 31 May and Thursday 1 June 2017. Please then read T&C's and check-out.
Step 4: If you don't already have a ferry or an accommodation booking in the basket you can add these later.
Please ensure that you present your Red Funnel attraction ticket at the admissions desk at Osborne on arrival - thank you.
Please note that entry is FREE for English Heritage members
Opening Times for Osborne
|7 Dec - 23 Dec 2016||Guided Tour only||10.00am to (last tour) 2.30pm†||Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun|
|27 Dec - 31 Dec 2016||Ground floor only*||10.00am to 4.00pm||7 days a week|
|2 Jan - 17 Feb 2017||Guided Tour only||10.00am to (last tour) 2.30pm†||Sat, Sun|
|18 Feb - 24 Feb 2017||10.00am to 4.00pm||7 days a week|
|25 Feb - 31 Mar 2017||10.00am to 4.00pm||Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun|
|1 Apr - 30 Sep 2017||10.00am to 6.00pm¹||7 days a week|
|1 Oct - 31 Oct 2017||10.00am to 5.00pm||7 days a week|
|1 Nov - 12 Nov 2017||Ground floor only*||10.00am to 4.00pm||Sat, Sun|
|13 Nov - 1 Dec 2017||Ground floor only*||10.00am to 4.00pm||Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun|
|2 Dec & 3 Dec 2017||Victorian Christmas||10.00am to 5.00pm||Sat, Sun|
|4 Dec - 23 Dec 2017||Ground floor only*||10.00am to 4.00pm||Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun|
|27 Dec - 31 Dec 2017||Ground floor only*||10.00am to 4.00pm||7 days a week|
|2 Jan - 11 Feb 2018||Ground floor only*||10.00am to 4.00pm||Sat, Sun|
|12 Feb - 18 Feb 2018||10.00am to 4.00pm||7 days a week|
|19 Feb - 29 Mar 2018||10.00am to 4.00pm||Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun|
30, 31 May & 1 June Victoria's Fabulous Garden Party | 10.00am to 5.00pm | Special Event pricing applies
2 & 3 Dec 2017 - Victorian Christmas | 10.00am to 5.00pm | special event pricing applies TBC
Closed 24, 25, 26 December & 1 January
Last entry 1 hour before closing (¹ House closes at 5.00pm and last admission is 4.30pm)
Dogs - Osborne now welcomes well behaved dogs on a short lead to walk in the grounds of Osborne. Only assistance dogs are allowed in the main house; formal gardens at the beach front and on the beach itself. Follow the path through Swiss Cottage area but not allowed in Swiss Cottage, the garden, play area and woodland area next to Swiss Cottage. Please ask a member of the Osborne Team if you have any questions.
Winter Opening -
1 November to start of February Half Term 2017 - the House is only open for guided tours of selected ground floor rooms, the last tour starts at 2.30pm and the house closes at 3.30pm. † Please call 01983 200022 to book a tour time. The full estate (excluding Swiss Quarter) is available for visitors.
1 November to start of February Half Term 2018 - Selected ground floor rooms available in the main House with the full estate being available to visitors (excluding the Swiss Quarter)
Ground floor only* - the ground floor of the main house is open for free flowing visits (guided tours and booking not required).
Collecting admission tickets
- Vehicle customers: simply present your "Confirmation/eTicket" on arrival at check-in and your attraction ticket(s) will be printed there and then.
- Foot passengers: please go to the ticket office on arrival and your attraction ticket(s) will be printed on presentation of your "Confirmation/eTicket"
What to give the attraction
Just hand your credit card size ticket(s) to the attraction to gain entry. Tickets are valid for 7 days either side of the date you entered when adding the attraction to your basket. Package tickets are valid on the day of travel only.
Terms & Conditions
INDIVIDUAL TERMS & CONDITIONS
Attraction admission tickets can only be purchased in conjunction with a booking for a vehicle or foot passenger(s) on Red Funnel´s Southampton/East Cowes route. Attraction tickets are non-refundable and must be used 7 days either side of the date entered. Additional charges (payable on admission) may apply to access special events and certain rides or activities. Standard terms and conditions of entry apply; please refer to the attraction for details.
The discounted ferry crossings are only available whilst the individual attraction is open during 2017. 10% ferry discount available when booked alongside Osborne tickets. To obtain the ferry discount a minimum of either a family ticket or 2 x adults or 2 x seniors must be purchased. Additional tickets may be added to your shopping basket. Valid for return vehicle travel from Southampton. Valid for up to 7 people in a car or small van up to 5.5m length/2m height. Subject to availability. New bookings only. Not available in conjunction with any other offer or discount. Please check opening dates and times before booking.
Victoria's Fabulous Garden Party: 30 May to 1 June 2017
Come and celebrate Queen Victoria's birthday with a fabulous party at her favourite home by the sea. Enjoy a traditional garden extravaganza with side saddle riders, jugglers, sideshows, sun, sea, tea and cake. Enjoy a real British celebration fit for a queen.
Special event pricing applies to this advent - save 10% on gate price.
Victorian Christmas: 2-3 Dec 2017
Experience the spirit of a Victorian Christmas at Osborne House. Have a go at traditional games, take a ride on the carousel and delight in jovial entertainers. Hear the festive sounds of the season and smell the roasting chestnuts in the snowy courtyard. Marvel at the skilful Victorian falconer and children can make their own traditional toys. Meet Father Christmas (extra charge of £3 applies) and even Queen Victoria as you tour some of the festively dressed rooms. Prices - special event pricing applies (TBC)
Save 20% on the rates shown below when booking through Red Funnel
|Type||1 Nov - 31 Mar 17||1 Apr - 31 Oct 17 ¹||1 Nov - 29 Mar 18|
|Child 5-15 yrs||£6.60||£9.60||£7.00|
|Senior 60yrs +||£9.90||£14.40||£10.50|
- Special pricing for event dates apply (* A small charge may be made for special events for EH members)
- ¹ 14-17 Easter Fun - £1 supplement per child.
- Group rates: available for groups of 11 or more - please contact Red Funnel's sales team on 0845 330 8889 for further details
- School groups: admission is free, please contact Red Funnel's sales team on 0845 330 8889 for school ferry packages or visit www.redfunnel.co.uk/education