11am-4pm, weekends only, 6 Jan – 18 Mar
11am-4pm, open everyday for half term, 10-18 Feb
You can pre-book or buy Grounds tickets on arrival
Closed for conservation throughout Jan and Feb
Reopens Wed 21 March 2018
2018 house tickets will go on sale in March
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.