All Grounds (& House) tickets are SOLD OUT for today, Sunday 8 Dec. Please only make a journey to Waddesdon if you have pre-booked tickets. Due wet weather some parking areas are too muddy to use and it is taking longer to enter the site than usual so we are limiting the number of cars.
There is limited availability for remaining Christmas weekends, ALL visitors will need to book Grounds tickets in advance for weekends. 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.

What's On

Walks, talks & tours

Rothschildshire: Building like a Rothschild

Thurs 17 Oct 2019


Free with house and grounds admission
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Discover how to build and collect like a Rothschild in this introduction to the building of Waddesdon and its collection.

Baron Ferdinand was not the first in the family to build in the Vale of Aylesbury. His English uncles and cousins already had properties in the area and in the 19th century, Buckinghamshire was often referred to as Rothschildshire. The extraordinary collecting history of the family and its creation of the distinctive ‘goût Rothschild’ (Rothschild style) will be considered alongside other Rothschild houses nearby. The architecture and collections of several houses will be discussed, including Mentmore, Tring and Aston Clinton.

The talk will be 45 minutes in duration, please meet in the Oval Hall.