Waddesdon is famous for its collection of French 18th-century decorative arts and 17th- and 18th-century paintings.
Assembled by three generations, the Rothschild Collections at Waddesdon include world-class objects carefully chosen for their beauty, craftsmanship and historical interest.
More about the collections and archives
Explore the house
Discover the high points of Waddesdon Manor. Where else in England can you find a French Renaissance château, built in the 19th century, and filled with royal treasures?
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Discover a brief introduction to the art at Waddesdon Manor, through this video detailing both the original collections and modern day acquisitions.
Where it all began
Baron Ferdinand wanted an estate where he could escape London to entertain family and friends during the summer months. Find out more about the history of the house.
We are continually researching aspects of Waddesdon’s collection, which has also allowed us to collaborate with universities, publishing various books and online catalogues.
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We continue to add to Waddesdon’s collection.
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