All Aboard the Good Ship Osterley

Explore the globe like a Georgian sailor in our summer family festival!

All Aboard the Good Ship Osterley

This August Bank holiday weekend, Osterley Park and House is opening its front lawn to a brand new adventure with a festival that spans the globe. Learn to trade as an officer aboard the Merchant ship 'Osterley'. You'll navigate the high seas by compass, sea chart, star chart and sextant as you journey between the continents. If you can trade with the merchants you meet along the way, you'll find your way back to Portsmouth for a reward!

The festival invites families back to the year 1758, when Osterley's Owner Sir Francis Child had recently invested in a merchant ship. Sir Francis named this ship after his stately home, Osterley, on the edge of London in Isleworth. This August bank holiday depart on an epic voyage from Portsmouth harbour, armed with your Adventure Sea Chart to help you navigate your way across the globe. 

Avoid treacherous waters in India using your start chart and pick up your order form for fabric. You'll then need to use a sextant and a reading from the sun to travel onwards to China where you can trade your fabric for tea . Watch out for poor weather on the way to Indonesia - you'll need some savvy navigation skills to avoid the squalls! If you make it through the storms, trading your tea for pepper should stand you in good stead to return to Portsmouth for your reward! 

Every port has a different craft activity or demonstration, for all the family to enjoy. With food and drink available to purchase, catch some some hornpipe dancing and a pirate cannon drill in the central event area, throughout the event. Running from Friday 27 - Sunday 29 August, 11am to 4pm, climb aboard the Good Ship Osterley this bank holiday weekend!

Tickets are selling fast - booked online before 21st August then you get a 10% discount on adult or child tickets and a 20% discount on family tickets. Click here to get your discounted tickets now!

Tickets also include entrance to Osterley’s formal gardens and play trail and National Trust members will also get entrance to the house at no extra cost. Full price tickets will also be available to purchase on the day.