The Rothschild Foundation is sad to announce the death of its Chairman, Lord Rothschild, businessman, entrepreneur, philanthropist and cultural leader, who made a profound difference to many areas of British life.

He led, amongst other institutions, the National Gallery, the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the family’s flagship, Waddesdon Manor. He supported many causes, some close to his home in Buckinghamshire, others as far afield as Israel, Albania, Greece and the United States. He was committed to helping communities, the environment, education and above all, the arts. His exemplary service to his country was recognised on several occasions, with a GBE, a CVO and as a member of the Order of Merit.

Jacob Rothschild was an extraordinary person, and his loss will be felt by many. The family is committed to continuing his legacy and the foundation which he loved and endowed. His daughter Hannah assumes the role of Chair of the Rothschild Foundation.

We will all be inspired by his vision, ambition, and his commitment to excellence.

School visit to Waddesdon

Your visit


A visit to Waddesdon Manor brings learning to life. Our interactive, hands-on early years and primary school programme supports key stages one and two and covers a wide range of topics using our rich resources. We also support a range of secondary school subjects.

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Education Group Membership

With an Education Group Membership your school can enjoy free entry to National Trust properties. Here at Waddesdon there are additional benefits including FREE sessions, extra resources and the chance for your whole school to take part in all of our special projects.

Westcott School visit 2020 © Waddesdon, A Rothschild House & Gardens. Photo Adam Hollier (6)

Schools Access Fund

Waddesdon and the Rothschild Foundation are delighted to jointly launch a new fund to subsidise and promote learning sessions for schools in Buckinghamshire. The Schools Access Fund looks to encourage new school audiences to experience Waddesdon and to take part in the Learning Department’s workshops and projects.


Outreach visits

Our Learning team can come to your classroom and bring Waddesdon’s stories to life. Whether part of one of Waddesdon’s projects or a bespoke workshop our team will deliver engaging, hands-on sessions.

Ideas for homeschooling

Fun for families online

Keep busy with home craft activities and baking recipes inspired by Waddesdon.

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Craft materials for home activities

Learning resources

Take a look at some of our online learning resources to help you discover more about Waddesdon.

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What's on for children


For families

Find advice on high-chairs and places to eat here, where our play areas are and more.

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Family walking

Upcoming events

Get the heads up on our activities and what’s on at weekends, half-terms and over the school holidays.

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Woodland playground

Our Woodland Playground makes the most of the natural surroundings.

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