Welcome Friends of Osborne

Aerial Shot of the Osborne Estate

NEW - Friends of Osborne 2020 Calendar

For the first time, we have produced our own Friends of Osborne calendar for the coming year.  Members were asked to submit photographs  and a range of shots was selected which reflect the changing scenes of Osborne throughout the year.  There’s also a photograph of Victoria, the Osborne House cat, which often frequents the Friends rooms!
The calendars are available from the Friends Library which is open every Thursday 10.00 – 12.00 or via emailing maureenm@friendsofosborne.org, and cost £3.50 each  (plus package and postage).  A discount will be available for multiple purchases.

New Chairman's Statement

I am delighted to have been asked to become the next Chair of the board of trustees following Tim King’s decision to step down.  Tim has led the board and represented the Friends of Osborne admirably and might I also add, with a certain style and panache that will be difficult to follow!  I wish him well and hope to benefit from his continued support and considerable experience as I take on the honour, from His Honour, of this new role.

Many of you will know that my association with the Friends goes back a number of years and my association with English Heritage even longer.   I know personally how Osborne has benefited from donations generated by the activities of the Friends and the list of projects we have donated to, artefacts that we have helped to secure and events that we have helped to support, creates a long and impressive list of achievements.   The Friends of Osborne are arguably the most consistent and successful fund raisers of any volunteer body connected to any of English Heritage’s four hundred plus sites.

Your continued support of the Friends events programme, membership contributions and other volunteer work, will ensure that we have funds available, secured for Osborne, as and when the need arises to fund a project or secure an artefact.  However let us not forget, that visiting, supporting and promoting Osborne continues to be a real joy and a pleasure – and one which goes towards securing its future for generations to come. 

Rob Flower
Chairman of Trustees

14 August 2019

Upcoming events in

November – December 2019

Saturday 30 November & Sunday 1 December – ‘Victorian Christmas at Osborne’

Monday 16 December – Carols in the Courtyard

Please click on the links below for further details

Important Notice
from English Heritage

Winter Opening Times

From the week commencing 11th November Osborne House will be open on Wednesdays to Sundays until after the New Year.

This year Osborne House is open on Boxing Day through to New Year’s Day.

From 2nd January to 16th February, weekends only, then Wednesdays to Sundays until the 17th April.

English Heritage wish to remind dog walkers that the grounds are not available when the house is closed.

Friends of Osborne Members' Events Diary

Booking essential – click on the event for further details

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