11am-4pm, weekends only, 6 Jan – 18 Mar
Closed for conservation throughout Jan and Feb
Reopens Wed 21 March 2018
A new ticketing system is on its way
2018 house tickets will not go on sale until 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.