Waddesdon Manor

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Summer Fest

Sat 6 - Sun 7 July 2019. Additional charge applies.

See the North Front transformed with flowers, colourful flags and decorated tables. Take a seat and enjoy a picnic, or try some of the mouth-wateringly good hot food on offer.

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Brought to Life: Eliot Hodgkin Rediscovered

11am-5pm, Wed-Sun, 23 May - 20 Oct 2019

Visit the first major exhibition of Eliot Hodgkin’s work in nearly thirty years, and see detailed still life and landscape paintings by this remarkable British painter.

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Madame de Pompadour in the Frame

12pm-4pm, Wed-Sun, 23 May - 27 Oct 2019

Discover how technology is being used to enhance our understanding of art history, with a 3D printed facsimile of Fran├žois Boucher’s famous portrait of the royal favourite.

Elephant Automaton

Musical elephant

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.

Watch the elephant in action >