From Wed 16 Sept – 1 Nov 2020, we are trialling a free, short, one-way, ground-floor route around some of the rooms in the Manor. We're using this opportunity to display these interiors in ways visitors don't usually see them, since this is the first time we've opened the house to the public this year. Following the route, visitors will discover the East Gallery and Dining Room cleared of most objects to allow for recent filming and the Red Drawing Room as it looks when we are closed during the winter or ‘put to bed’, with precious items packed away and delicate furniture covered. Further on, the Grey Drawing Room, West Gallery and Morning Room will look more familiar, ‘set’ as they would usually be seen, with fabulous items from our collections on display.
Entry to the house is free with pre-booked grounds tickets and will be offered on a first come basis between 11am-3.30pm. Visitors will be asked to queue outside and will be invited into the house in family or household groups. Unfortunately, entry cannot be guaranteed.
Visitors are reminded that the law now stipulates that visitors may only visit or interact in a group of up to six people (unless visiting in a household or support bubble which is larger than 6). Please do not make arrangements to meet others at Waddesdon which will exceed this new ‘Rule of 6’.
Inside the house
Over a century ago, the house and setting were created to delight and surprise the small circle of Baron Ferdinand’s friends. Glimpse some of these rooms and treasures in our photo gallery.
Lights, camera, action!
Since it first featured on film in 1966, Waddesdon has enjoyed a long career starring on both big and small screens. Find out about some of the Manor’s magical onscreen transformations in our blog post.