Adam's Apprentices

Discover Robert Adam's designs, like classical columns and mythical monsters, in our family trail around Osterley House's Principal floor.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

Discover what influenced the architect Robert Adam during his redesign of Osterley House in the 1770s in this fun trail for all the family.

Learn to identify everything from mythical monsters to classical columns. Find and sketch the patterns and flowers in Adam's designs, all in your notebook. When you've completed your apprenticeship, put into practice all you have learned in your own designs and take your own official architect's portrait!

Trails cost £2. Normal admission applies.

Prices

Additional prices
  • Adam's Apprentices Trail £2.00
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Osterley Park and House

Prices

House & Gardens
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.70 £11.40
Child £6.35 £5.70
Family £31.75 £28.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.80
Winter admission
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.10 £9.05
Child £5.05 £4.50
Family £25.40 £22.85
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.60

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

Car Park: £7

Coach parking: £10.50, please call ahead to reserve space.

Please note the car park is cash only payments

Park and grounds: free

Entry for National Trust members and under 5's: free

The basics

Suitability
This event is suitable for children ages 5 and up.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
This trail is available from the Garden Kiosk or the Entrance Hall of Osterley House, on the Principal floor.
Accessibility
The Principal floor is on the 1st floor, accessed via 25 steps without a hand rail, or 25 steps with a hand rail on request. Please note that there is no lift. Wheelchairs are available upon request.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
24 June 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
25 June 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
26 June 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
27 June 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
28 June 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
29 June 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
30 June 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
1 July 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
2 July 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
3 July 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
4 July 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
5 July 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
6 July 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
7 July 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
8 July 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
9 July 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
10 July 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
11 July 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
12 July 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
13 July 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Visitor Experience
Email
osterley@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 020 8232 5050

Upcoming events

Junior parkrun

Sun 24 Jun 2018
09:00-10:00
Enjoy a free 2k timed run around the Front Lawn of Osterley Park, as part of the national Junior parkrun series for 4-14 year olds.

Yoga in Osterley House

Sun 24 Jun 2018
09:15-10:15
Experience Osterley House from a different perspective with our yoga sessions every Sunday morning.

Adam's Apprentices

Sun 24 Jun 2018
11:00-16:00
Discover Robert Adam's designs, like classical columns and mythical monsters, in our family trail around Osterley House's Principal floor.

Robert Adam: Total Design/Total Obsession Exhibition

Sun 24 Jun 2018
11:00-17:00
An introductory exhibition about Robert Adam, the great Neo Classical architect and designer

Child Suite Tours

Sun 24 Jun 2018
12:00-12:30
Discover the unseen spaces of Osterley House on our top floor tours.

Paddlesports On Middle Lake

Sun 24 Jun 2018
12:00-16:00
Watersports returns to Osterley Park with a paddle and a splash as the Sharks Paddlesports programme starts up again on Osterley's Middle Lake.