22 Mar-5 Nov 2017
22 Mar-29 Oct 2017
You can pre-book or buy tickets on arrival, booking recommended for house visits for all visitors including National Trust members
A day in the life of Waddesdon video
The house is now open after its winter sleep. The statues are starting to be uncovered, spring bulbs are beginning to show and our new exhibitions are on display.
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.