Waddesdon Manor

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Winter walks

Weekends only

Brush away the cobwebs with a walk around the gardens or wider estate.

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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 >