May 18th 2021 – Newsletter

Dear Members

I am delighted to inform you that our Secretary and Treasurer met with English Heritage management at Osborne recently and successfully negotiated an interim increase in our monthly allocation – up from 100 to 150 member visits with a promise to review again in a couple of months with a view to a further increase.

Obviously, this will depend on the ongoing lifting of restrictions in the Government’s road map but hopefully the improving situation generally reported, will continue to take us towards something close to pre-covid ‘normal’.  Read more

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Welcome Friends of Osborne


Welcome to our website.  The Friends of Osborne undertake an annual programme of fundraising events which are open to both members and their guests. We aim to encourage interest in Osborne House, its history, buildings, contents, grounds and gardens’

The money raised by the Friends of Osborne is used to support English Heritageʼs commitment to maintain Osborne House for the Nation. In 2015 the Friends became a registered charity.  Since 1987 the Friends and its predecessor organisation have helped English Heritage with many renovation projects to the House and grounds as well as for educational projects.  

One of our more recent contributions has been towards the renovation of the Andromeda Fountain on the lower terrace.  The fountain fell into disrepair many years ago and the Terrace was closed to the public.  With the assistance of a donation from the Friends the fountain has been beautifully restored to full working order and members were invited to a private viewing in July 2017.  The Terrace and the Andromeda Fountain, which forms its centrepiece, is once again open to the public.

We are very proud and honoured that, following the filming of ‘Victoria and Abdulʼ at Osborne House in Autumn 2016, Dame Judi Dench agreed to be the first Patron of the Friends of Osborne.

New members are welcomed at any time and details of the benefits of being a member and how to join can be found on this website. Additionally, we are always looking for volunteers to support our charity.


As from March 29th the grounds and gardens at Osborne will be opened daily from 10am – 5pm.

  Full Covid-secure measures are in place and members need to book  visits in advance using the telephone booking system.

Friends of Osborne Members' Events Diary

Due to current and ongoing restrictions there are no Friends of Osborne events currently organised 

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