Waddesdon Manor

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

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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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Michael Eden: Form & Transform

This solo exhibition, created exclusively for Waddesdon, explores contemporary themes through the reinterpretation of historical objects using digital means.

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Top tips for a peaceful visit

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.

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Alice on the North Front

The Rothschilds and Waddesdon: A Jewish Heritage Tour

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.

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Online shop

Shop our new exclusive gift and homeware ranges inspired by the gardens, collections and archive here at Waddesdon.

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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 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

Our blog

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

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A volunteer cleaning a fountain statue

Volunteer opportunities

If you enjoy meeting new people and have some time to spare, come and join us as a Waddesdon volunteer.

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