Waddesdon Manor


February half-term

Sat 16-Sun 24 Feb

Join us for some fun, active goings-on this February half-term.


Winter gardening walk

Sat 16 Feb 2019

Join Gardens Manager, Mike Buffin, for a fascinating free guided walk around the grounds.


Volunteer open day

Fri 1 Mar 2019

Looking for a new challenge? Find out more about becoming a volunteer at our open day.

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 >