Behind the Scenes Tour

Learn about life at Waddesdon, how it was used in the 19th century and how it was run.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Explore rooms where the servants lived and worked, and find out how we use these areas of the House today.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Adult £20.00
View admission charges
Waddesdon Manor

Prices

Grounds - Wed-Sun, 27 Mar-27 Oct 2019
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.10 £11.00
Child £6.05 £5.50
Family £30.25 £27.50
House and grounds, Wed-Sun, 27 Mar-27 Oct 2019
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £23.10 £21.00
Child £12.65 £11.50
Family £58.85 £53.50
Summer Fest Advance, 6 & 7 July 2019
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £14.00
Child N/A £7.00
Family N/A £35.00
Summer Fest On the Day, 6 & 7 July 2019
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £16.00
Child N/A £8.00
Family N/A £40.00

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...

TICKETS: Grounds ticket required to visit the House. Entry via timed ticket (inc National Trust members).  TO BOOK: In advance online for free at waddesdon.org.uk or call 01296 820414 (£3 booking fee). USEFUL INFO: Advance house tickets booking essential at weekends and public/school holidays and Christmas. SUMMER FEST WEEKEND: on 6 & 7 July 2019 there will be an additional charge for all, including National Trust members - in advance Adult: £3, Child: £1.50, Family: £7.50 and on the day Adult: £5, Child: £2.50, Family: 12.50 (please see pricing grid for total charge - booking available from late Feb 2019).  AT CHRISTMAS: Addtional charges apply for all visitors, including National Trust, Art Fund and RHS members - these will be displayed later in the year.    ACCESSIBILITY: Accompanying carers receive free entry to house and grounds.         NOTE:  House closed Wed 12 & Thur 13 June due to filming. Some ground floor rooms will be closed 14-16 June. 

The basics

Booking details
Call 01296 820414
£3 fee applies to phone bookings. Book online for free.
Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Join us at 10.15am for coffee in the Manor Restaurant, with the tour starting at 10.45am.
Accessibility
This 90 minute tour takes visitors through all the floors and basements and is not really suitable for children, wheelchair users or those with access/mobility requirements.
Other
Visitors wanting to see the public areas of the House, should book a timed ticket in addition to this behind the scenes tour.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
9 August 2019 10:15 - 12:15 Available
13 September 2019 10:15 - 12:15 Available
11 October 2019 10:15 - 12:15 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Sunday Barbeque at The Five Arrows

Sun 21 Jul 2019
15:00-19:00
Come rain or shine everyone loves a summer BBQ, so join us in the Five Arrows garden every Sunday for all your favourites.

Midsummer Mowed Maze

Wed 24 Jul 2019
10:00-17:00
Navigate your way around a maze that has been mowed into the grass.

Water Garden Walk at the Dairy

Wed 24 Jul 2019
11:00-12:00
Discover the beauty of the Water Garden.

Brought to Life: Eliot Hodgkin Rediscovered

Wed 24 Jul 2019
11:00-17:00
Brought to Life: Eliot Hodgkin Rediscovered is the first major exhibition of the artist's work in nearly thirty years, and aims to return this remarkable British painter to the spotlight where he belongs.

Wine Cellars Talk

Wed 24 Jul 2019
11:30-12:00
Discover the history of Rothschild wine

Introductory Walk

Wed 24 Jul 2019
11:30-12:30
An introduction to the history of Waddesdon Manor