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.
Timed entry tickets must be booked in advance for all visits to the House, entry times are every 10 minutes in order to manage visitor flow safely. Gustave Moreau exhibition tickets must be booked in advance but are not timed.
Razumovsky and Starhemberg Rooms have limited access, contact Collections Administration to make special arrangements.
From 28 July, A Rothschild Treasury and the Wine Cellars will be included in the House route. The Bachelors’ Wing remains closed.
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.