Waddesdon Manor

Silver standing cup with figure of Augustus

The Silver Caesars: A Renaissance Mystery

18 Apr – 22 Jul 2018

For the first time in more than 150 years some of the most extraordinary and enigmatic treasures of the Renaissance,  a set of 12 European silver-gilt standing cups will be reunited and displayed together.

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Family walking round the South front Parterre

May-half term

Take a sensory journey through a labyrinth of light, colour and sound with Colourscape, enjoy our latest exhibition, and treat yourself in the Treaterie. 26 May-3 June.

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Wine tasting event

Spring introductory £5 wine tasting

Sat 28 April, 12pm

Join us for a special introductory wine tasting in the Waddesdon Wine Cellars, this event promises to be fun, relaxed and informal – tickets just £5!

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Family walking dog in grounds

Bringing your dog

Dogs are allowed anywhere in the grounds with the exception of the Aviary, Parterre and Woodland Playground. Help us protect our beautiful surroundings by adhering to our doggy do’s and don’ts.

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Marie Antoinette's writing table positioned in the Tower Drawing Room

Online here

While you’re visiting there are many ways to enjoy both highlights of the art collections and gardens from online trails to revealing films.

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Colourscape

Colourscape

Enter a new world where you can explore intense light, colour and space in 56 interlinked chambers, encounter unusual musical and performance experiences on your journey.

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Online shop

Visit our online shop to see our new exclusive gift and homeware ranges inspired by the gardens, collections and archive here at Waddesdon.

Treat yourself
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.

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Waddesdon Manor on film thumbnail

Waddesdon on Film

The different sides to Waddesdon captured on film from our aviary to French royal furniture to fine Rothschild wines.

See some of our favourites
Rothschild peacock-pheasant chick

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Check out our blog for the latest news and behind-the-scenes posts from our team.

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