21 Mar – 4 Nov 2018
12pm-4pm, Wed-Fri (inc Bachelors’ Wing)
21 Mar – 28 Oct 2018
Last entry time 3.10pm
You can pre-book or buy tickets on arrival, booking recommended for house visits for all visitors including National Trust members.
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.
Sun 30 Sept, Sun 7 Oct & Sun 14 Oct
Join us for an introductory tour to explore the Jewish heritage of the Rothschilds and their legacy at Waddesdon through its art collections, family history and archives.
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.