Please note, Waddesdon will be completely closed 29 June–5 July with the exception of the ticketed live music events. From 6-8 July the property reopens but there will be potential disruption to the Manor.

The live music events from 2-5 July are organised by Senbla. The grounds of Waddesdon have been hired as a venue only, and our staff are not involved in the organisation of these concerts. For any enquiries relating to these concerts, please contact Senbla here or email


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Gold box theft

At about 2am on Tuesday 10 June 2003, Waddesdon Manor, experienced a break in and theft.

Over 100 gold boxes and other precious items, mainly 18th century French with some English were stolen. All of the items are unique and immediately identifiable.

We are offering a reward of up to £50,000 (subject to specific conditions) for the safe recovery of these objects and for information that will lead to the arrest of the people concerned.

If you do have any information that could assist us in locating these objects, please contact Detective Sergeant Andy Jones quoting ref: AL/8600192/03.

If you require any further information please contact Pippa Shirley at Waddesdon on 01296 653222 or email

List of stolen boxes


After 19 years, one of the gold boxes stolen in the Waddesdon raid is recovered, thanks to the Art Loss Register

A stolen gold box has been returned to Waddesdon and will go on display from 27 April in the Rothschild Treasury, a gallery that houses more than 300 objects made from rare and precious materials.

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