Object handling

Touch and handle different items from the collection in this free object handling session.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Every day at 1.30pm in the Ante Room, on the ground floor, you have the chance to handle different items from the collection, ranging from pieces used in the daily running of the Manor and objects from the rooms, to items Baron Ferdinand's guests may have used. We'll also explain how we care for the collection today, following Miss Alice's housekeeping rules.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
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
  • 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, public/school holidays and Christmas.  AT CHRISTMAS: Admission charge applies for all visitors (inc National Trust members, Art Fund and RHS members) to see the festive decorated rooms in the house. Rest of the house is 'put to bed' for cleaning and conservation until late March.  CHRISTMAS TICKETS: Advance booking only. Book online for free waddesdon.org.uk or call 01296 820414 (£3 booking fee).

The basics

Suitability
Suitable for children
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Ante Room, ground floor of the house
Accessibility
Suitable for all
Other
No need to book, part of your house and grounds ticket

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
24 October 2018 13:30 - 14:00 Available
25 October 2018 13:30 - 14:00 Available
26 October 2018 13:30 - 14:00 Available
27 October 2018 13:30 - 14:00 Available
28 October 2018 13:30 - 14:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Michael Eden

Sun 21 Oct 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.

Spooky Afternoon Tea for Kids

Sun 21 Oct 2018
12:00-17:00
Treat the kids to a spooky afternoon tea in the Manor Restaurant this October half-term.

Horrible Halloween

Mon 22 Oct 2018
10:00-15:00
Join us for a fun and spooky Halloween during the October half-term holiday.

Pumpkin Carving

Mon 22 Oct 2018
10:00-15:00
Get creative and carve or paint your very own pumpkin designs.

Creatures of the Night Trail

Mon 22 Oct 2018
10:00-15:00
See how many creatures of the night you can find on our illuminated woodland trail.

Isadora Moon Day & Author Reading

Tue 23 Oct 2018
11:00-15:00
Join author Harriet Muncaster and her favourite character Isadora Moon for a hands-on fun workshop.