Talk by Stephan Roman
Thursday 6th October at 10.30 am
 Isle and Empires: Romanov Russia, Britain and the Isle of Wight

Visit to St Mildred’s Church, Whippingham
with Sarah Burdett
Monday 10th October at 2 pm
 Learn about the interesting people buried in the churchyard and where to find their tombstones.

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Trafalgar Day walk to the beach
with Head Gardener, Toby
Thursday 20th October at 2 pm

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A talk on the Wall Garden
with Head Gardener, Toby
Thursday 27th October at 2 pm

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Chairman's September 2022 Newsletter

Dear Members,
All of us have been saddened by the news of Queen Elizabeth’s death. She was a remarkable monarch and woman and no one can fail to be moved by the outpouring of love shown by people all over the country. Flowers have been laid by the gates of Osborne House and there is a book of condolence at the exit from the Durbar Rooms.
I feel Autumn is upon us and the recent rain has been very welcome. However, we were very lucky to have a beautiful evening at the end of August for our 360-degree event. Fifty of our members enjoyed the spectacular views from the rooftop, where we were able to see the glorious views of the grounds and across the Solent where the aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales was at anchor.  Read More . . 

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.  

Our more recent contributions have been towards the renovation of the Victorian fencing on the estate, the weather vane on top of the clock tower and 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.

2022
OPENING TIMES

1st September – 30 October    10.00 – 17.00
31 October – 4 November        Closed

Last admission one hour before closing time.

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