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Osborne House

  • House & Family History: Prince Albert supervised the construction, and probably helped design Osborne House. The island residence was the retreat of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, and their family during her long reign. Queen Victoria died at Osborne in 1901; her son, Edward VII, who never liked Osborne, donated it to the nation.

    Collections: A large carpet, formerly at Osborne, is today in the Library at Filoli in Woodside, California. The carpet was purchased by William Bowers Bourn II, who created the Filoli estate in the early 20th century.

  • Architect: Francis Albert Augustus Charles Emmanuel Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

    Date: 1845-48
    Designed: Advised on rebulding of House

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    Architect: Thomas Cubitt

    Date: 1845-48
    Designed: Rebuilt House for Queen Victoria under the direction of Prince Albert

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    Architect: William Porden

    Date: Circa 1797
    Designed: Design for West Front for B.P. Plachford

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  • Country Life: CXVI, 562, 1954.

  • Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 1995
    Reference: pgs. 284, 773
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 0300072074
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • "Treasure Hunt" (1985 - TV game show, episode 3.11, "Isle of Wight"). "Songs of Praise" (1991 - TV series). "Mrs. Brown" (1997). "A History of Britain" (2000 - TV documentary series). "Queen Victoria's Men" (2008 - TV docudrama). "Victoria and Abdul" (2017).
  • Possible Seat of: B.P. Plachford, late 18th century.

    Past Seat / Home of: Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, Saxe-Coburg-Gotha family, 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: English Heritage

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction

    Ownership Details: Given to the nation in 1902 by King Edward VII.

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 01983-200-022

    Fax: 01983-297-281

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: https://www.english-heritage.org.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No