Open Tue 27 Dec & Mon 2 Jan
Closed 24-26 Dec
11.30am-6pm, last entry 5.30pm
Timed tickets, advance booking recommended (inc National Trust members)
Tickets on the day
From 11am each day, 300 tickets for Christmas house visits are available from the ticket office on site.
Christmas is always a special time at Waddesdon. The house is transformed with unique decorations. We have our Christmas fair and seasonal foods to enjoy, with ‘dazzle@waddesdon’ and Bruce Munro’s Field of Light installation lighting up the house and gardens from dusk.
Until 2 Jan
The popular Field of Light installation created by artist Bruce Munro has returned to celebrate 25 years since its conception. See 9,000 stems of light ‘bloom’ as dusk falls in our Aviary Glade. This is Munro’s biggest Field of Light ever seen in the UK.
Free with grounds admission
Welcome to Waddesdon’s new website
We’ve just launched our new-look website. We hope you like it as much as we do. We’ve not managed to do everything we want to yet, but have launched with pages to help people planning a visit this Christmas. We will add more about the collections and new digital features over the coming weeks and months.
The elephant automaton was one of Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild’s most admired treasures. It was mentioned in a local newspaper report of 1889 describing the visit of the Shah of Persia, who asked to see the mechanism perform again and again.