Due to a private event, if you are visiting Waddesdon between 17-24 Aug, there will be some disruption in the gardens on the North & South Fronts, Parterre & Aviary. Ticket holders will be contacted directly.

Posted 2 August 2021

Exhibitions & events

pARTicipate: a local SEND schools project

Discover our new outdoor exhibition, inspired by Waddesdon's collections and on display in the grounds this summer.

The Learning team at Waddesdon have been working with local SEND schools on a new project bringing treasured objects from the collections to life outdoors.

Students were asked to photograph the things, people and places important to them and these images were used to create photographic mosaics of thirteen special objects from our collection.

162 students took part and hundreds of photos were used to recreate the objects which are now on display down Miss Alice’s Drive for visitors to enjoy throughout the summer holidays.

Thank you to all the local schools who helped to create this special exhibition. If you’d like to visit, more details can be found on our What’s On page. pARTicipate is on until 31 Aug 2021.

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The objects to look out for…

Sèvres ship vase – Furze Down School
Meissen goat and kid – Stony Dean School
Marie-Antoinette’s writing table by Jean-Henri Riesener – Azadi Class, Harding House 6th Form
Celestial globe clock – Jackdaw Class, Booker Park School
Mrs Abington by Joshua Reynolds – Kingfisher Class, Booker Park School
Sèvres elephant vase – Penguin Class, Booker Park School
Burgonet (helmet) – The Chiltern Way Academy
Seal in the form of a pug – The Chiltern Way Academy
Basil pot – The Chiltern Way Academy
The duchesse de Polignac by Elisabeth Vigée-LeBrun – The Chiltern Way Academy
Savonnerie carpet with head of Apollo – Alfriston School
Elephant musical automaton – Alfriston School
Roundel of a Boar – Heritage House School