Heritage Open Day with our local community and emergency services (Free entry)

We will once again be taking part in Heritage Open Day where admission is FREE to the house and gardens all day.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

Join us for a fun filled family day with the emergency services. Climb in a fire engine, have a closer look at a police car, examine an ambulance and learn more about your community and emergency services.

The basics

Children Welcome
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
10 September 2016 10:00 - 17:00

Contact Info

Call 01296 653226

Upcoming events


Wed 01 Jun 2016
Colourscape is a large and extraordinary labyrinth of colour and light. Enter a new world where you can explore intense light, colour and space in 74 interlinked chambers, encountering unusual musical experiences during your journey. For...

Tales from the Archive Exhibition

Wed 01 Jun 2016
This year's exhibition focusses on people and how the records we hold in the Waddesdon archives, housed at Windmill Hill, tell us their stories. One highlight will be to share research recently carried out on the visitors who signed Waddesdon's...

A Closer Look: Spotlight on French Royal Furniture by Jean-Henri Riesener

Wed 01 Jun 2016
Waddesdon Manor houses three extraordinary chest of drawers by court cabinet-maker Jean-Henri Riesener, two of which belonged to members of the French royal family. They are among twelve pieces of furniture now at Waddesdon that were originally...

Persuading the King: A Manuscript Petition by Gabriel de Saint-Aubin (1724-1780)

Wed 01 Jun 2016
This display highlights a new addition to the collection at Waddesdon- Gabriel de Saint-Aubin's volume - Placets de l'officier Desbans (1775). This elaborate manuscript petition (placet) was submitted to Louise XVI and Marie-Antoinette by a...

The Riches of the Earth - Exhibition and trail throughout the house

Wed 01 Jun 2016
Curator: Juliet Carey Waddesdon is full of works of art that celebrate, embody or express the wealth of the Earth. A trail around the house highlights some of these riches - earthenware and porcelain clays worked into vessels and sculptures,...

Step this way: The Red Drawing Room Opened Up

Wed 01 Jun 2016
Come into the manor as a 19th-century house guest would have. The Red Drawing room is the central room of the house, connecting the main door with the formal gardens to the south. Baron Ferdinand's guests congregated there before going into...