A Rothschild Treasury: Tours

Join one of our wonderful curators on a tour of A Rothschild Treasury, filled with more than 300 objects made from rare and precious materials. Discover the stories of these fabulous pieces.

  • Booking advisable
  • Admission applies

During this curator-led tour of A Rothschild Treasury, discover the stories of the precious objects on display and learn about the tradition of treasure rooms which inspired the Rothschild family.

A Rothschild Treasury houses more than 300 objects made from rare and precious materials. From a 1st-century cameo of Augustus Caesar’s grandson to jewellery gifted by Queen Victoria, via pieces bearing Nazi inventory numbers, gold boxes and more, this gallery celebrates generations of Rothschild collecting.

In this hour-long tour with one of our curators, discover the stories behind some of these extraordinary items, many of which have never before been on public display.

We recommend booking your ticket in advance along with your House & Grounds admission ticket. Or please speak with staff at the Welcome Pavilion on the day.

Tours run Sat 6 Aug, Wed 7 Sep & Sat 1 Oct at 10.50am. Book here: https://waddesdon.org.uk/whats-on/treasury-tour/

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Adult £8.00
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Prices

Grounds - 6 Jan - 30 Oct 2022
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £13.20
Child N/A £6.60
House & Grounds - 23 Mar - 30 Oct 2022
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £25.20
Child N/A £12.60

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Grounds open Wed-Sun, 10am-5pm. House open Wed-Sun, 10am-4pm. 

Safety is our priority, please respect other visitors space and the latest Government guidance. Book here

Please note Waddesdon is exempt from the Member Guest Promotion 2021/22.

The basics

Booking details
Call Please book online.
Tickets must be booked along with a House & Grounds admission ticket.
Meeting point
Please meet at the main entrance to the Manor promptly at 10.50am. The tour will last approximately one hour.
Accessibility
A Rothschild Treasury is located on the top floor of the Manor via stairs. If you require an alternative access route, please email enquiries@waddesdon.org.uk at least 48 hours in advance of your visit. A member of staff will go with you in a lift to the second floor. You will then need to be able to transfer yourself to a chairlift, and back again. You will need to arrive at 10.30am.

Contact Info

Name
Bookings
Email
enquiries@waddesdon.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01296 820414

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A Rothschild Treasury: Tours

Wed 07 Sep 2022
10:50-12:00
Join one of our wonderful curators on a tour of A Rothschild Treasury, filled with more than 300 objects made from rare and precious materials. Discover the stories of these fabulous pieces.