21 Mar – 4 Nov 2018
October half-term, also open
10am-5pm, Mon & Tue
22 & 23 Oct 2018
12pm-4pm, Wed-Fri (inc Bachelors’ Wing)
21 Mar – 28 Oct 2018
Last entry 3.10pm
House closed Mon 22 & Tue 23
You can pre-book or buy tickets on arrival, booking recommended for house visits for all visitors including National Trust members.
Last recommended entry 2.30pm, to see the house fully.
Avoid the crowds and visit on a weekday for an extra special day out. Here are our top things to do during the week, from exploring the gardens, relaxing in the silent spaces of Waddesdon or enjoying sounds from the rare and endangered birds in the Aviary.
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.