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Tickets & Prices

Open Wed-Sun, 10am-5pm (last Grounds admission 3pm and last House admission at 2.40pm). Advance booking of Grounds admission, buses and parking is essential for all visitors.

A separate ticket is required for each additional element of your visit – House entry, Afternoon Tea, some exhibitions and events, parking and buses.

All visitors, including National Trust members, are advised to book House entry with Grounds Admission as capacity is limited and we are selling out at weekends.

Tickets for visits up to 25 July are on sale. Tickets for visits later in the summer will go on sale w/c 21 June.

Safety is our priority, please respect other visitors by maintaining social distance.

* A Rothschild Treasury, Bachelors’ Wing and the Cellars are closed. There is no lift access above the ground floor in the House due to Covid regulations.

Information for your visit

Please respect other visitors by maintaining social distance and regulations about household mixing. Visitor numbers are still reduced and all visitors, including National Trust members who have free admission, need to book an arrival time slot to manage numbers on site.

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Admission

Grounds £12 adult, £6 child – every booking must include Grounds admission
House & Grounds £23, £11.50 child
Under-5s: Free
Accompanying carers: Free

National Trust, RHS, Historic Houses, Art Fund members: Free. Please bring a valid membership card with you to be checked.

Gustave Moreau exhibition in the House £5
Roses from my Garden exhibition in the Coach House Gallery free with Grounds admission

Arrival

Grounds tickets are for an hour-long arrival time slot; once here you may stay until we close at 5pm. Please do not arrive before the time on your ticket.

House entry is by timed tickets in 15-minute entry timeslots. Please allow at least 30 minutes after your Grounds arrival for your House entry.

Parking in our visitor car park is free.

Shuttle buses are operating and tickets should be bought with Grounds admission. All-day tickets: £2 adult, £1 child

Blue Badge parking is in the main car park and free tickets for shuttle buses should be booked by Blue Badge holders

Premium parking is available at the top of the hill, £15 per vehicle. Book online with your admission.

Adding to your booking

If you have already ordered your timed Grounds admission and now want to add any adults, children or member visitors to your existing timed Grounds admission, or want to add bus, parking, house or exhibition tickets, or to treat yourself to an afternoon tea, please follow the instructions for Adding to your booking >

Cancellations and refunds

Admission tickets to the grounds, house, exhibitions and events are not refundable, except with a positive Covid-19 test or self-isolation instruction, in which case see Coronavirus >

Exchanges

We will try to accommodate visit date and time swaps for Grounds, House and exhibitions admissions where there is availability.

National Trust members and others with free admission – we recommend you rebook your visit yourself using the main booking website so you can select the best time for your revised visit.

To exchange the date of your visit, please use the See Tickets customer service web form. Exchanges must be applied for at least 48 hours before the planned visit.

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You will need to quote your eight-digit order number which is on your email confirmation. Scroll down to ‘Contact us’ and select General Enquiry and explain your exchange – date and time – request.

National Trust and Waddesdon staff are unable to arrange refunds or exchanges; all requests must be made via SeeTickets.

National Trust members

Admission during our main season (March-October) is free for National Trust members, but must be booked in advance and membership cards brought to be shown on entry.

Shuttle buses, Premium parking, events like Summer Fest, Chilli Fest, Christmas, Winter Light and some special exhibitions may attract a small additional charge for all visitors including members. Membership does not include free admission to evening events including outdoor theatre, cinema and concerts.

Waddesdon is managed on behalf of the Trust by the Rothschild Foundation and does not accept National Trust ticket vouchers for admissions, or gift vouchers in our shop or restaurants.

Under-5s

All children under-5 get in free and a child is classed as 5-17 years inclusive. Admission and shuttle bus tickets must be booked in advance for children of all ages.

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Where does my money go?

All ticket and donation income goes directly towards the upkeep, conservation and enhancement of the house, collections and landscape at Waddesdon, which we are committed to preserving for future generations to enjoy. We are very grateful to every visitor who helps us by purchasing an entry ticket, attending an event or spending in our retail or catering outlets. Funds raised go towards a range of projects, for example, conserving an important historical desk and restoring some of the artificial Pulham rockwork in the gardens.

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Offers and vouchers

In these unprecedented times, we are unable to accept any vouchers in our online booking system. If you have a 2-for-1 voucher you may email a photo of it to our enquiries team who will help make your booking.

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Unfortunately, Green Retreats and some newspaper and magazine vouchers can no longer be accepted.