LATEST NEWS – 26 June 2020
The grounds of Osborne House are reopening to the public from 4 July 2020. Friends of Osborne members wishing to visit should use the English Heritage website to book admission tickets. This can be done by using the link https://englishheritage.seetickets.com/timeslot/osborne to select a date and time slot and then following the Member and Corporate Admission tab (select Corporate Member Admission). Please remember to take your Friends membership card with you when you visit. You may also find the FAQ page on the English Heritage site useful https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/about-us/contact-us/reopening-ticket-faqs/
All planned Friends events to be held at Osborne have had to be cancelled for the foreseeable future. However, we are actively looking at the possibility of organising fundraising events offsite and will inform members as and when further details are available.
8 June 2020
English Heritage has today announced that a number of it’s sites will reopen next week with others to follow in early July and August. We are delighted that Osborne (gardens only) is amongst those due to reopen in early July. Currently, all planned Friends of Osborne events remain postponed until further notice.
Meanwhile, as previously advised, whilst Osborne is closed, the public and our members are not permitted to walk, exercise, or walk their dogs in the grounds.
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.
Friends of Osborne Members' Events Diary
Due to current and ongoing restrictions there will be no events of any description at Osborne in the foreseeable future.
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