Waddesdon Manor

We are disappointed to report that our new booking system is being held up by our payment provider and we are still unable to take payments for bookings. Bookings for free timed tickets for house visits can be made by National Trust, Art Fund or RHS members booking online here. >

We are working hard to resolve this, in the meantime please accept our apologies; we appreciate your patience.

Children on the behind the scenes tour

Visit the house

Visiting the house is the perfect activity. Enjoy stunning interiors and see where Baron Ferdinand entertained all his guests.

House open 21 March – 28 October.

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.

Discover the exhibition
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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The Bachelors Wing 360 Degree Virtual Tour

Explore the Bachelors’ Wing at Waddesdon Manor on your device with our 360 degree virtual tour.

Take the tour
concert layout of seats in front of a string trio

Music at Windmill Hill

Join us for a series of memorable musical concerts in the spectacular setting of Windmill Hill at Waddesdon.

Book now

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.

Watch the elephant in action >

Chest of drawers with elaborate gilt-bronze mounts depicting oak branches and children reclining.

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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