Friends of Osborne have experienced some wonderful events over past years including;
2016 – Curators Choice, Quarr Abbey, Tea at Royal Yacht Squadron, Annual Beach Party, Dinner at Holmwood Hotel, Quiz Night, Queens Birthday Celebration, Wine Tasting and official room opening drinks party.
2015 – Beach Party, Cowes Week Party, Magic Lantern Christmas Show, Empire Day Tour of Terrace, Waterloo Celebration Dinner, Roof Terrace Viewing, Durbar Room Preview, Trafalgar Lunch – S.Y.C.
2014 – Film Evenings, Fun Quiz, Empire Day Lunch, Unseen Rooms Tour, Beach Party, Visit to 20th Century Naval Museum – Portsmouth, Cowes Week Party, Magic Lantern Christmas Show.
2013 – Arundel Castle, Organ Recital and tour of St Mildred’s Church, National Portrait Gallery, Classic Boat Museum, Victorian Christmas Event, Tree Planting.
2012 – Chichester Theatre – Iolanthe, Classic Boat Museum – East Cowes, Behind the Scenes – Portsmouth Dockyard Museums, Coronation Drinks, Walled Garden Picnic, Cowes Week Party, Behind The Scenes Tour.
2011 – Talk on Victorian Defences on IoW – S.Y.C, Wisley RHS Gardens, Bembridge Fort, Quarr Abbey, Warrior, Portsmouth Dockyard.
2010 – ISC, Cowes Princess Louise Talk, Queen’s Gallery and Mews, Brading Roman Villa, Down House and Garden Tour, RLYC, Cowes – Titanic Talk.
2009 – Dimbola Lodge, Tetbury and Highgrove, Kew Gardens and Palace, East Cowes Classic Boat Museum.
2008 – Windsor Castle and lecture, Bembridge Battery, Woodstock and Blenheim Palace, RCYC, Cowes.
2007 – Albert Cottage, Kingston Lacey and Wilton Garden Centre, No 1 London and Clarence House, RSYC Yarmouth.
Visits in previous years include
1987 Kensington Palace
1988 Windsor and Frogmore Mausoleum, Queens Gallery and Royal Mews
1990 Brighton Pavilion, Broadlands and Exbury, Hurst Castle, No 1 London
1991 Hampton Court, Windsor and Frogmore Mausoleum, Bagshot Park
1992 St Georges Chapel – Windsor, Costume Museum, Bath, Sovereign’s Exhibition at V&A
1993 Claremont, Hughenden Manor, Windsor Castle
1994 Faberge Exhibition at V&A, Buckingham Palace, Frogmore House and Mausoleum, Windsor Castle – talk given by Lady Roberts
1996 Chichester and Goodwood House, Winchester and The Ghurkha Museum
1997 Arundel Castle and town, Exhibition of gowns worn by Princess Charlotte and Queen Victoria, Museum of London
1998 Highclere Castle, Chichester and Uppark House
1999 Bucklers Hard and Beaulieu by boat, Croquet at Ryde, Windsor Castle
2000 Salisbury and Wilton House, Hampton Court and the Royal School of Needlework
2001 Glastonbury and Wells, Croquet at Ryde, Visit to HMS Victory, museums and lunch in the Princess Royal Suite
2002 Romsey and Broadlands, Buckingham Palace and Queen’s Gallery, Classic Boat Museum
2003 Brighton Pavilion, Stratfield Saye
2004 Chichester and Arundel, Frogmore House and Mausoleum, Croquet at Ryde, Visit to Portsmouth Dockyard and Warrior
2005 Fort Victoria, Bath, Greenwich
2006 Winchester, Carisbrooke Castle, Batemans, Bembridge Sailing Club, Albert Cottage, Lymington and Beaulieu