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

Mimi's European Adventure

Sun 28 Aug 2016
This year we're celebrating our Rothschild heritage. Explore the five countries where the Rothschild brothers set up their banks and take part in a variety of activities with Mimi, our mynah bird mascot.

Kate Malone: Inspired by Waddesdon

Sun 28 Aug 2016
Kate Malone, one of the UK's leading ceramic artists, will exhibit new work inspired by gardens, collections and archive at Waddesdon. She has drawn inspiration from many elements of the collections, including Sevres porcelain, works on paper...

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

Sun 28 Aug 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,...

Tales from the Archive Exhibition

Sun 28 Aug 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

Sun 28 Aug 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)

Sun 28 Aug 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...