Become a Friend of Osborne

Benefits for friends

  • Unlimited access to visit Osborne gardens and grounds during notified opening hours and access to the House at specified times.
  • Book into the licensed restaurant which is open during the summer season and there are other cafes in the grounds that may be used by members.
  • Visit the beach for a swim with the opportunity to purchase refreshments from the beach café.
  • Visit the Swiss Cottage, Museum and gardens.
  • Attendance at our annual AGM.
  • Regular Newsletters are emailed to members which keep them up to date with our fundraising activities and other items of interest.
  • Access to an annual programme of interesting fundraising events. We aim to fill our programme with at least one event each month.
  • Eligible for a concessionary flat rate Green Fee to play at Osborne Golf Club.  Please email  the Membership Secretary to request booking details.

Membership Fees

Annual memberships are available from January, April, July and October each year.  Our fees for 2024 are as follows:

  • Individual membership subscription:  £20.00
  • Joint membership subscription (two adultS at the same address):  £35.00
  • Child (all named children age 3-17 years old at address of adult subscriber):  £5.00
  • Student (age 18-23 with proof of full time study):  £10.00

All members, including children, will receive their own individual membership card.

You will need to carry photo ID to validate your membership.   This is to comply with English Heritage requirements.  Please contact our Membership Secretary if you do not have a photo ID.

For enquires regarding membership, please get into contact with our Membership Secretary by email at membership@friendsofosborne.org or complete and return the online Membership Application Form below and we will be in contact as soon as possible.  Please allow at least 10 days for your application to be processed following receipt of your payment and for your membership cards to be posted to you before you wish to use your membership.  If you would perfer to post your application please printout the Membership Application Form from the Downloads section of this page.

Members receive our regular newsletter with details of all our latest news and offers!  (Newsletters are sent electronically via email).

Donations and bequests are always gratefully received.

IMPORTANT - GIFT AID Please ensure you indicate (if applicable) to make your subscription liable to Gift Aid. This scheme allows charities to reclaim tax on a donation made by a UK taxpayer, which means your donations are worth 25% more to us at no extra cost to you.

Become a Friend of Osborne form

Printable form

Address (inc. postcode)
Telephone number
I wish to join Friends of Osborne with effect from

Please state 1st January, 1st April, 1st July or 1st October

Please tick the box(es) of the type of membership required

Individual membership subscription - £20.00
Joint membership subscription - £35.00
Child (age 3-17 at address of adult subscriber) - £5.00
Student (age 18-23 with proof of full-time education) - £10.00
For joint membership add the full name of the additional person at the same address
For child and student membership(s) add the full name(s) and date(s) of birth

Proof of full-time education to be emailed separately to membership@friendsofosborne.org

Payment amount

Please include the total amount for the required memberships.

Please state payment method – our preferred method is BACS


HSBC Bank - A/C No 71781472 - Sort Code 40-34-26

BACS reference

Please use ‘New member’ as your BACS reference if you have instructed your bank to make payment via bank transfer.

BACS payment date


made payable to FRIENDS OF OSBORNE

Date cheque sent

Cheques to be sent to The Membership Secretary, Friends of Osborne, Osborne House, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 6JX.

Gift aid declaration 
I want to Gift Aid all subscriptions and donations I have made to the Friends of Osborne (charity number 1163175) in the past four years or make in the future, since the date of this declaration and any subscriptions or donations I may in future to be gift aid donations unless I notify you otherwise. I confirm that I pay at least as much UK income or capital gains tax as will be reclaimed by all charities on my donations in each tax year.

(If you are a UK Taxpayer, this will allow Friends of Osborne to reclaim 25p on every £1 that you give on your membership subscription and additional donations. Please state that you are happy for us to do this by ticking the box above).

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