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Magnificent neo-classical house and interiors, landscape park and gardens
With a spectacular mansion surrounded by gardens, park and farmland, Osterley is one of the last surviving country estates in London.
Once described as 'the palace of palaces', Osterley was created in the late 18th century by architect and designer Robert Adam for the Child family to entertain and impress their friends and clients.
Today you can explore the dazzling interior with handheld audio-visual guides, which bring the house to life in a completely new way. Outside the gardens are a delightful retreat from urban life and the park is perfect for picnics and leisurely strolls.
Start your 50 things adventure
An outdoor adventure is always around the next tree, hedge or pond at Osterley Park and House. And our list of 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ will set you on your own adventure here. Bring your bike and go on a really long bike ride, build a den in our den-building arena in the great meadow or just run around in the rain. Ask at the kiosk to get your scrapbook and start your adventure.
Bluebells in bloom
The bluebells have finally sprung up at Osterley after the long cold winter. You can find them around the long walk in the formal gardens. This carpet of lilac should look fabulous for a couple of weeks, so do come and see them. If you're with your family you can visit our natural play trail on your way round.
Gorgeous garden colour
The plants and trees are springing into life and the gardens are a feast of colour. Our winter garden with its cherry blossom tree is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the surroundings. Our deckchairs are out, a great excuse to enjoy a picnic and view the spring colour.