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
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.