Waddesdon Manor


Half term trail

Sat 25 May - Sun 2 June. Small charge applies.

Pick up one of our colour trails at the Welcome Pavilion and discover the different seasonal colours in our fabulous gardens. A perfect accompaniment to Colourscape!


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.


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 >