Waddesdon Manor

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Creatures & Creations

7 Jun-29 Oct 2017

Our major exhibition celebrates the beauty of animals, birds and insects discovered by or named after the naturalist Walter Rothschild (1868-1937).

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Power & Portraiture

7 Jun-29 Oct 2017

This special display explores how Elizabeth I and her courtiers used portraits to fashion their public image and promote themselves in a glamorous, dangerous world.

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Weekday Manor Restaurant offer - Relax with a free glass of fizz

Wed-Fri, until 20 Oct

Make everyday special and enjoy a weekday treat from us. Pre-book Afternoon Tea in the historic Manor Restaurant (Wed-Fri) and enjoy a complimentary glass of Prosecco. Cheers!

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Pumpkins at Waddesdon

Horrible Halloween

21 – 29 Oct 2017

This October half-term have a fangtastic adventure with a special trail down our woodland walk, pumpkin carving, a two-day Halloween party as well as our magical woodland playground.

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Foraging for wild berries

A Taste of the Wild At Waddesdon

30 Sept 2017

10:30 – 7pm

Spend a day with Woodland Ways foraging through woodlands and hedgerows on the Estate at Waddesdon. Round the day off with a 3-course meal prepared by our chefs at the Manor Restaurant, using ingredients sourced from your forage

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The north front lit up with Christmas lights

Christmas 2017

Join us at Christmas for festive fun inspired by Waddesdon’s real and imagined animals.

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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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Artisan Food Market

Sat 14 Oct, 11 Nov – 10am-2pm

Support local, independent, artisan food producers at our monthly food market. This free event is held in our visitor car park.

See the Artisan Market traders
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
Almanac by British artists Adam Dant

Our blog

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

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