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Putting the house to bed tour

Saturdays & Sundays, 3-25 February

11am & 1pm

Adult £15 National Trust/Art Fund Member Adult £12

Grounds admission also applies

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Step inside the house while it is closed for winter and see behind the scenes on this guided tour.

Whilst closed during the winter months, discover how the house and its collection are ‘put to bed’ and cared for by our team of conservation stewards.

During this 60 minute tour, explore the house in its ‘put to bed’ state with a knowledgeable Waddesdon guide. As well as a behind-the-scenes look at the rooms in the house, you will also be able to see inside the collection stores, learn about the conservation techniques used to care for the collection and view the academic apartments, never normally open to the public.

Visiting information 

  • Please meet at the entrance to the Manor promptly at the tour start time
  • This tour is across several floors of the house. Accessible ramps are available at the main door and a lift is operated by staff to all main floors. A chair lift is available to the top floor
  • Assistance dogs are welcome throughout the house
  • If you have any access requirements, please email enquiries@waddesdon.org.uk before booking

Get more out of your visit

Explore the Manor and its collection with the Bloomberg Connects app, a free digital guide. On Bloomberg Connects, users can discover more about the history of Waddesdon, discover the different rooms in the house and find highlighted works on display.

Download the app before you visit 

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