Waddesdon Manor

We are changing over to a new booking system and are unable to take telephone or online bookings at present.  We hope to reinstate all booking services by the end of the week. We apologise for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

National Trust, Art Fund or RHS members wanting to book a free timed house visit ticket may do so here >

Family walking in wider estate at Waddesdon

Winter Weekends

6 Jan – 18 Mar 2018, Sat-Sun

This January to March explore the gardens that are full of stark beauty. It’s a perfect time to reconnect with nature, and spend time with friends and family.

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Pictures of food at Waddesdon's Artisan Food Market

Artisan Food Market

Every second Saturday of each month.

Start your weekend off with delicious, locally-grown food and produce at our food market which supports local, small-scale, independent food producers.

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Silver standing cup with figure of Augustus

The Silver Caesars: A Renaissance Mystery

18 Apr – 22 Jul 2018

For the first time in more than 150 years some of the most extraordinary and enigmatic treasures of the Renaissance,  a set of 12 European silver-gilt standing cups will be reunited and displayed together.

Discover the exhibition
Family walking dog in grounds

Bringing your dog

Dogs are allowed anywhere in the grounds with the exception of the Aviary, Parterre and Woodland Playground. Help us protect our beautiful surroundings by adhering to our doggy do’s and don’ts.

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Baron Ferdinand with his dog Poupon in the Baron's Room.

Secrets of the National Trust

Join Alan Titchmarsh as he goes behind the scenes at Waddesdon in episode 3, where he’ll be finding out about Ferdinand de Rothschild and his visitors to Waddesdon. Tune in on 13 March at 8pm, Channel 5.

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concert layout of seats in front of a string trio

Music at Windmill Hill

Join us for a series of memorable musical concerts in the spectacular setting of Windmill Hill at Waddesdon.

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Online shop

Visit our online shop to see our new exclusive gift and homeware ranges inspired by the gardens, collections and archive here at Waddesdon.

Treat yourself
Elephant Automaton

Musical elephant

The elephant automaton was one of Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild’s most admired treasures. It was mentioned in a local newspaper report of 1889 describing the visit of the Shah of Persia, who asked to see the mechanism perform again and again.

Watch the elephant in action >

Chest of drawers with elaborate gilt-bronze mounts depicting oak branches and children reclining.

Waddesdon on Film

The different sides to Waddesdon captured on film from our aviary to French royal furniture to fine Rothschild wines.

See some of our favourites
Rothschild peacock-pheasant chick

Our blog

Check out our blog for the latest news and behind-the-scenes posts from our team.

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