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Queen Victoria’s 205th birthday is Friday, May 24th! While the Queen never visited the Mansion during her lifetime, she became its namesake when siblings William and Clara Holmes saved the house from possible demolition and reopened it as a museum in 1941.

Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert, co-designed their summer home, Osborne House, on the Isle of Wight, which helped to popularize the Italianate style in which Henry Austin designed Victoria Mansion. An 1848 painting of Osborne House hangs in the Library hall of Victoria Mansion – a gift from Buckingham Palace in 1944.

Continuing our tradition of the past several years, we are offering FREE admission to anyone named Victoria or Albert on May 24th. Stop into the Carriage House or call us to book a ticket in advance: (207) 772-4841.