Osterley Park and House

Osterley Park and House

What's on

My Treasure of Osterley

An exhibition celebrating all there is to love and cherish about Osterley, curated using the responses of visitors, volunteers and supporters when asked ‘what is your Treasure of Osterley?'.

Percy the Park Keeper

Take part in Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail 

We're inviting you to embark on Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Osterley Park and House. Join in the fun with Percy and his animal friends to give nature a helping hand between 4 December-2 January.

Upcoming events

Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Osterley

Mon 06 Dec 2021
10:00-16:00
This winter, treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Osterley on the Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail. Join in the fun with Percy and his animal friends and give nature a helping hand. Trail runs 4 Dec - 2 Jan.
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Things to see and do

Swans under the Cedar trees near Garden Lake

Walks at Osterley Park and House 

As the days grow shorter and the weather turns inclement it is sometimes tempting to stay indoors and wait for spring but on a crisp winter morning there is so much that can be enjoyed on a brisk walk through our Winter Garden.

Feeling festive at Osterley Park and House, London

Family activities at Osterley 

Explore ways to play and treat the senses in nature this winter at Osterley. Get exploring with Percy the Park Keeper on our winter trail and see what's growing in the Winter Garden.

Two women walking dogs in front of the temple at Osterley

Winter Walkies at Osterley Park and House 

This year you’ll be able to enjoy the formal gardens with your four-legged friends. Come down to the garden kiosk, pick up one of our leads and explore the wintery landscape. There’s always something beautiful to see, and this time of year is the best time to visit our winter garden, with its rare plants. Or work off some energy with a stroll around the mile-long Long Walk, with beautiful views of the rear of the house.

A kingfisher fishing from its perch

Fishing at Osterley

Fishing from north woods provides a tranquil location to enjoy the wildlife of Middle Lake as you wait for a bite, especially during winter when the waterfowl are looking their best. You may be accompanied by anything from the shimmering green of a mallard’s head to the electric blue streak of a passing kingfisher. To fish at Osterley park, you must be licensed by the National Trust. This enables us to monitor the lake and ensure it is not over fished. If you are interested in fishing on Middle Lake, please email osterley@nationaltrust.org.uk to see if licenses are currently being issued.

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Eating and shopping

Woman holding takeaway hot drink

Feeling peckish?

Our café is open and serving a serving seasonal menu including mulled wine and mince pies. Enjoy a luxury hot chocolate to warm up, or try our one-pot for lunch. We have outdoor and limited indoor seating available, with a one way system through the café for order and collection. We prefer card payment where possible, though cash is accepted. You can now use your re-usable cup with us.

The second-hand bookshop at Osterley

Second hand bookshop 

Pick up a preloved book in the second hand bookshop or donate books you wish to rehome. If you’re looking for reading material to see you through the long dark evenings you can head across to our Second-Hand Bookshop. We’ve got books in a variety of genres, and all the money raised goes right back into keeping Osterley looking special.

The shop at Osterley in the Stables Courtyard

Perfect for presents

Our shop is open Wednesdays-Sundays, from 11am-5pm. With a wide range of products, you can find a gift for everyone. From woolly hats to traditional kids’ toys, gin to local honey and eco-friendly cleaning products, buy a gift for someone you love or just treat yourself. At busy times we may ask you to wait and operate a one-out, one-in system.

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History

View of the front of Osterley House

Osterley House 

'Oh! The palace of palaces!' This impressive neo-classical mansion was built in the 1570s by Sir Thomas Gresham and transformed by Robert Adam in the 1760s.

One of Robert Adam's original vistas of the House across Middle Lake

The park and wider estate 

A rare survival in Greater London, the park provides a peaceful retreat with acres of parkland to enjoy, all year round.

Mrs Child's Flower Garden at Osterley, London

Osterley Park's Winter Garden 

The winter garden at Osterley has been developed and is now a sight to behold while the rest of the garden slumbers. Many varieties of trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials and bulbs have been planted - all of which have colourful or interesting leaves, bark, stems or flowers in the winter months, which are at their best when light levels are low and when the sun’s low angle lights up their bright stems.

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Our work

View of the House from Middle Lake

Renewable Energy project at Osterley 

Find out how we're reducing the use of fossil fuels at Osterley Park and House

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Get involved

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Art and collections

Detail of Saint Agatha by Carlo Dolci (1616 – 1687), oil on canvas, c. 1665-70 / Osterley NT 2900293

Carlo Dolci's painting of Saint Agatha returns to Osterley Park and House 

Carlo Dolci's painting of Saint Agatha, one of the National Trust's 125 Treasures at Osterley Park and House

A selection of 125 Treasures objects

Celebrating 125 treasures in our collections 

From artistic masterpieces and vast tapestries to precious personal possessions, the range and breadth of the collections in our care is astonishing. Discover more in our recent book – 125 Treasures from the Collections of the National Trust.

Love among the Ruins by Burne-Jones at Wightwick Manor

More 125 treasures to discover 

From paintings, sculpture and books to fashion and tapestries, unearth more amazing objects featured in the 125 Treasures book in our series of articles exploring the greatest works of art in our collections.

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Osterley Park and House on the National Trust Collections website