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
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

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:

  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 Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

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
21 August 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
22 August 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
23 August 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
24 August 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
25 August 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
26 August 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
27 August 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
28 August 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
29 August 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
30 August 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
31 August 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
1 September 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
2 September 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
3 September 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Wild Learning at Osterley Park

Tue 21 Aug 2018
10:30-16:15
Discover the wild side of Osterley with an exciting outdoor adventure experience led by our partners, 'Wild Learning'.

50 things: make a trail with sticks week

Tue 21 Aug 2018
11:00-15:00
Follow our stick trail around the gardens, and make a trail of your own,

Adam's Apprentices

Tue 21 Aug 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

Tue 21 Aug 2018
11:00-17:00
An introductory exhibition about Robert Adam, the great Neo Classical architect and designer

Child Suite Tours

Tue 21 Aug 2018
12:00-12:30
Discover the unseen spaces of Osterley House on our top floor tours.

Craft Cart: Summer Holidays

Thu 23 Aug 2018
12:00-16:00
Get creative and crafty and keep those little fingers busy every Thursday of the school holidays. With a different Osterley theme each week, why not become a regular crafter?