Important update - Christmas at Waddesdon.
All tickets Sold Out for Sat 7 Dec 2019. Please only make the journey if you have pre-booked tickets.

Due to our very wet autumn some parking areas are too muddy to use, so over Christmas weekends we are having to limit the number of cars. For remaining Christmas weekends, ALL visitors will need to book their Grounds tickets in advance. This includes National Trust members - who can book for free online.

Whenever you come this Christmas, please wear suitable sturdy and waterproof footwear as there are some unavoidably muddy areas.

Red Drawing Room


As a family, the Rothschilds were the greatest collectors of the 19th century, seeking the highest quality of workmanship and with a keen sense of historical importance. The houses that they built, the interiors they created and the magnificent Rothschild collections within them became known internationally as the ‘goût Rothschild’. Waddesdon is one of the rare survivors of that splendour.

Research projects


Tableaux de la révolution

An extraordinary collection of prints about the French Revolution.

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Trade cards

Over 700 trade cards (early shop advertisements), mostly from France.

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The Livre de caricatures tant bonnes que mauvaises survives from an age of censorship.

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Theatres of Life

This online catalogue comprises rarely displayed drawings.

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Virtual tours

Take a virtual tour from the comfort of your own home.

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