Collecting coins

Discover coins from the classical world and modern Britain. Works of art in their own right, they illuminate the history of cities, states and rulers.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

The coins shown in this display come from different Rothschild collections. The Rothschild family's interest in coins began with Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744-1812), the founder of the family, who before he became a banker was a collector and dealer in rare coins and antiquities, publishing a catalogue of his collection every year.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Waddesdon Manor

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £22.00 £19.80
Child £11.00 £9.90
Family £55.00 £49.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £15.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.50
Gardens only (21 Mar-28 Oct)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.00 £10.80
Child £6.00 £5.40
Family £30.00 £27.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.75

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

To visit the house a grounds ticket must be purchased.The house operates timed tickets, including for National Trust members, available in advance by phone tel: 01296 820414 (with £3 booking fee per transaction) or free online at waddesdon.org.uk.Tickets are limited and sell out on busy days especially weekends, school holidays, Bank Holidays and in Decem ber.  AT CHRISTMAS from 10 Nov-1 Jan, there will be a charge for all visitors (including National Trust, Art Fund and RHS members) to see the festive decorated rooms in the house. The rest of the House is 'put to bed' for cleaning and conservation until 20 March 2019. Tickets for Christmas are by advance booking only at www.waddesdon.org.uk or call 01296 820414.

The basics

Booking details
Call 01269 820414
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Other
A group of coins from James's collection depicting 11 of the 12 Roman Caesars - Emperors of Rome - are on display in the Red Ante-Room as an introduction to this year's exhibition The Silver Caesars: A Renaissance Mystery. Also on display is an exceptional collection of 82 modern British gold coins from the reign of Richard II (1367-1400) to George VI (1895-1952). This collection was put together by Lord Rothschild's father, Victor Rothschild (1910-1990). It's a fascinating visual record of British royal portraiture and iconography over several centuries. The coins are displayed inside a 19th-century Viennese medal chest intricately decorated with ash, sycamore and mahogany veneers and a set of scales in cut steel.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
22 June 2018 12:00 - 16:00 Available
23 June 2018 12:00 - 16:00 Available
24 June 2018 12:00 - 16:00 Available
27 June 2018 12:00 - 16:00 Available
28 June 2018 12:00 - 16:00 Available
29 June 2018 12:00 - 16:00 Available
30 June 2018 12:00 - 16:00 Available
1 July 2018 12:00 - 16:00 Available
4 July 2018 12:00 - 16:00 Available
5 July 2018 12:00 - 16:00 Available
6 July 2018 12:00 - 16:00 Available
7 July 2018 12:00 - 16:00 Available
8 July 2018 12:00 - 16:00 Available
11 July 2018 12:00 - 16:00 Available
12 July 2018 12:00 - 16:00 Available
13 July 2018 12:00 - 16:00 Available
14 July 2018 12:00 - 16:00 Available
15 July 2018 12:00 - 16:00 Available
18 July 2018 12:00 - 16:00 Available
19 July 2018 12:00 - 16:00 Available

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Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Contemporary art & architecture tour

Fri 22 Jun 2018
11:00-14:30
Join us for a tour of Flint House and Windmill Hill Archive.

Michael Eden

Fri 22 Jun 2018
11:00-17:00
Michael Eden's work sits at the intersection of craft, design and art. For this solo exhibition Eden, formerly a potter, explores contemporary themes through the reinterpretation of historical objects using digital means.

Wine Cellars Talk

Fri 22 Jun 2018
11:30-12:00
Discover the history of Rothschild wine

Introductory Walk

Fri 22 Jun 2018
11:30-12:15
An introduction to the history of Waddesdon Manor

Riches of the Earth

Fri 22 Jun 2018
12:00-16:00
Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild's collection was full of objects made of precious materials: hardstones, minerals, silver and gold. Many examples of these extraordinary objects are still to be found throughout Waddesdon.

The Silver Caesars: A Renaissance Mystery

Fri 22 Jun 2018
12:00-16:00
For the first time in more than 150 years some of the most extraordinary and enigmatic treasures of the Renissance, a set of 12 European silver-gilt standing cups will be reunited and displayed together at Waddesdon Manor.