Osborne House

Isle of Wight

Osborne House

Osborne House, Isle of Wight

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, set among terraced gardens, filled with treasured mementoes, Victoria died at Osborne 1901, Edward the Seventh gave the house to the nation shortly afterwards, set on rising ground overlooking the Solent, two tall towers in an italianate style dominate, fountains set on terraces and rolling wooded parkland, Indian room marbled pillars gilding statuary grand paintings, Thomas Cubitt best known for his buildings in London, Italianate, first part ready for occupation in 1846, main structure completed 1851 (19th century), Swiss Cottage for the children given to them on Victoria’’s birthday in 1854, Durbar wing built by craftsmen from India in 1890-1, Queen Victoria died on 22 January 1901 on a couch bed in the Queen’’s bedroom, the private royal suite was closed to all except members of the royal family until the Queen gave permission in 1954 for full public access, Household wing, main wing, Royal apartments, Andromeda fountain, Petgola, billiard room, Horn room, drawing room, Dining room, Audience room, Council room, Grand corridor, Victorian, Isle of Wight. Country home of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Main structure completed in 1851. Production credits include: Mrs Brown

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