The Rothschilds and Waddesdon: A Jewish Heritage Tour
Thurs 19 Sept 2019
11am – 12pmHouse
Join us for an introductory tour to explore the Jewish heritage of the Rothschilds and their legacy at Waddesdon through its art collections, family history and archives.
This in depth tour will give you an insight into the story of the Rothschild family’s rise from modest beginnings in the Frankfurt ghetto to wealth and power in the 19th century.
The tour offers an inside look into Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild’s building of Waddesdon Manor and his passionate collecting of works of art. With a focus upon the family’s Jewish heritage and support of Jewish causes, and the Red Drawing Room and Grey Drawing Room that epitomise the spectacular interiors for which the Rothschilds became known, set against the background of Jewish emancipation in Victorian Britain.
Meet at the main door at 11 am to begin the tour.
Not suitable for young children.