Over a century ago, the house and grounds were created to delight and surprise the small circle of Baron Ferdinand's friends. We now welcome thousands of visitors each year who come to appreciate the exceptional architecture, art collections and gardens.
19-28 May, there will be a limited house opening of most ground floor rooms.
From 29 May, rooms on the first floor will also be open, the Bachelors’ Wing and A Rothschild Treasury cannot yet be opened due to Covid safety measures.
Timed tickets must be booked in advance for all visits to the House and Gustave Moreau exhibition.
Take a look inside the house
Enjoy highlights of the art collections and house with our online trails, films and virtual room tours. You can even get up close to artworks with your smartphone from the comfort of your armchair at home.
Explore Waddesdon virtually here>
Putting the house to bed
When the main season is over, the house team work hard behind the scenes to ‘put the house to bed’ for the winter. Rooms are meticulously cleaned and packed away, ready for essential conservation work to take place.
See some of the process in this video.