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.


Your visit

Tickets & Prices

For information about planning your visit, access information, or bringing your dog to Waddesdon, use the links at the bottom of this page.

Until 9 February, we are offering all visitors free entry to the grounds at Waddesdon.  

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Off-peak grounds admission (Wed-Fri)

Adult £10
Child £5

Standard grounds admission (Sat-Sun)

Adult £12.50
Child £6.25

Waddesdon is not a participating property in any current National Trust ticketing or voucher promotions, including the Autumn free day out pass. For more information, email 

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You can make changes and additions to your booking via the ‘Manage your booking’ button in your confirmation email.

Gift Aid

To support the charity that cares for Waddesdon, its gardens and collections, with a Gift Aid donation on your admission, you must confirm that you pay enough UK income tax or capital gains tax in the current tax year with the checkout declaration at the end of the booking process.

For more information please see Gift Aid

Cancellations and refunds

Please be sure that you have chosen the right date and time slot at the time of making your booking, as Waddesdon and See Tickets are not able to offer exchanges or refunds once tickets have been purchased. We are also not able to offer refunds/duplicates on unwanted/lost tickets.

Waddesdon offers convenient ticket purchasing options for visitors, including the ability to buy tickets using New Zealand bank cards. This flexibility ensures that people from New Zealand can easily access and enjoy the attractions at Waddesdon, such as the magnificent chateau, beautiful gardens, and rich art collections. This payment convenience is part of Waddesdon’s efforts to make the estate accessible to a global audience. Whether you’re planning a visit in Waddesdon from New Zealand or any other part of the world, you can purchase your tickets with ease using your New Zealand bank card, especially if you know bank codes NZ. It’s a straightforward process that adds to the convenience and enjoyment of exploring the cultural and historical treasures that Waddesdon has to offer.

We don’t authorise, or have any control over, the sale of tickets via third-party websites. Our tickets may not be resold.

Bad weather or safety cancellation

Inevitably bad weather can affect any open-air event. If we have to cancel the event as it is unsafe to proceed (for example high wind, heavy snowfall or icy conditions), visitors will be offered an alternative date. No refunds will be offered simply if the weather is inclement. Any decision to cancel the event will be taken by 9am on the day of an event. If the event is cancelled by Waddesdon due to weather and visitors are not able to attend an alternative date offered, then a refund will be considered on a case by case basis. Where a refund is due, the original ticket must be returned within 28 days of the event due date.