Red Drawing Room


Waddesdon is famous for its collection of French 18th-century decorative arts and 17th- and 18th-century paintings.

Assembled by three generations, the Rothschild Collections at Waddesdon include world-class objects carefully chosen for their beauty, craftsmanship and historical interest.

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Front view of Waddesdon Manor

Highlights of the house

Discover the high points of Waddesdon Manor. Where else in England can you find a French Renaissance château, built in the 19th century, and filled with royal treasures?

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Special exhibitions

Discover what exhibitions are on now in the house and Coach House gallery, including French almanacs from the reign of Louis XIV and new artworks inspired by Rothschild animals.

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A group touring the East Gallery

Discovery Talk

A 20 minute talk by one of our House Guides, uncovering an aspect of Waddesdon’s extraordinary collection and history.

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Research and publications

We are continually researching aspects of Waddesdon’s collection, which has also allowed us to collaborate with universities, publishing various books and online catalogues.
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Recent acquisitions

We continue to add to Waddesdon’s collection.

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