21 Mar – 4 Nov 2018
10am-5pm, Bank holiday Mon & Tue
28 & 29 May 2018
12pm-4pm, Wed-Fri (inc Bachelors’ Wing)
21 Mar – 28 Oct 2018
11am-4pm, Bank holiday Mon
28 May 2018
You can pre-book or buy tickets on arrival, booking recommended for house visits for all visitors including National Trust members.
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.