Explore the collection

With more than 15,000 works of art and objects, the collection ranges widely in date, materials and techniques, and places of production. Waddesdon is especially renowned for the quality and depth of its French 18th-century collections, particularly furniture, porcelain and textiles. The passion for this period in French art, shared by the various members of the Rothschild family who were and are associated with the Manor, extends to other areas.

These include books, drawings, paintings, clocks, architectural elements, sculpture and costume accessories. At present, only a fraction of Waddesdon’s collections are online, but more objects are being added on a regular basis. Please make an appointment to see a specific piece, especially as certain categories of objects are not displayed because of their fragile nature.