Over a century ago, the house and grounds were created to delight and surprise the small circle of Baron Ferdinand's friends. We now welcome thousands of visitors each year who come to appreciate the exceptional architecture, art collections and gardens.
All visitors will need to book a Grounds admission as well as a timed entry ticket to visit the House. All visitors are advised to make advance bookings for visits to the House and Moreau exhibition inside the House. House entry times are every 10 minutes in order to manage visitor flow safely, Moreau exhibition tickets should be booked in advance but are not timed. Last admission to the House is at 2.40pm and the House is fully closed by 4pm.
Access to the first floor by lift is dependent on the availability of staff to operate it, and The Rothschild Treasury and Wine Cellars, not served directly by the lift, have limited access for those unable to use stairs; please ask at the main door. The Razumovsky and Starhemberg Rooms have limited access due to the Moreau exhibition, contact Collections Administration to make special arrangements.
The Bachelors’ Wing remains closed.
Take a look inside the house
Enjoy highlights of the art collections and house with our online trails, films and virtual room tours. You can even get up close to artworks with your smartphone from the comfort of your armchair at home.
Explore Waddesdon virtually here>
Putting the house to bed
When the main season is over, the house team work hard behind the scenes to ‘put the house to bed’ for the winter. Rooms are meticulously cleaned and packed away, ready for essential conservation work to take place.
See some of the process in this video.