Please note that the House and Manor Restaurant will be closed this Wed 20 – Fri 22 October. The grounds remain open for visitors.

house exterior

Your visit


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.

All visitors will need to book a Grounds admission as well as a timed entry ticket to visit the House. All visitors are advised to make advance bookings for visits to the House, entry times are every 10 minutes in order to manage visitor flow safely. Last admission to the House is at 2.40pm and the House is fully closed by 4pm.

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Please note that the House and Manor Restaurant will be closed Wed 20 – Fri 22 October

Access to the first floor by lift is dependent on the availability of staff to operate it, and The Rothschild Treasury and Wine Cellars, not served directly by the lift, have limited access for those unable to use stairs; please ask at the main door. The Razumovsky and Starhemberg Rooms have limited access due to the Moreau exhibition, contact Collections Administration to make special arrangements.
The Bachelors’ Wing remains closed.


Waddesdon room guide

Planning a visit to Waddesdon? Download our room guide ahead of your trip.  Discover the history of the rooms and the treasures housed within them.


A Little Chaos Dining Room Waddesdon

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.

Discover Waddesdon on film> 


Food fit for a queen

On 13 May 1890 Queen Victoria paid a much anticipated visit to Waddesdon. Following a tour of the house, the royal party sat down to lunch with a special menu.

Read more about this royal feast>

Elephant Automaton

Top ten must-see pieces in Waddesdon’s collection

Don’t miss some of the most impressive objects during your visit with our top ten must-see pieces on display at Waddesdon.

Discover the objects

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.