Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's seaside holiday home. Swiss Cottage where the royal children learnt cooking and gardening. Victorian carriage rides to the Swiss Cottage. View all the rooms used by Queen Victoria and house staff which remain almost unaltered. Since the Queen died in 1901, Osborne allows a rare glimpse into royal family life in the 19thC. Osborne offers extensive walks in the grounds that take in the ice house and many of the trees planted by Queen Victoria. View the terraced garden overlooking the Solent and the walled garden.