Discovery Talk

Discover the history of Waddesdon Manor in this 20 minute talk by one of our House Guides.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Uncovering an aspect of Waddesdon's extraordinary collection and history. A different topic will be covered each day, with guides discussing their areas of interest and expertise.

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 £20.00 £18.00
Child £10.00 £9.00
Family £45.00 £40.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £14.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.00
Feast weekend 17 & 18 June - gardens only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.00 £13.50
Child £7.50 £6.70
Family £35.00 £31.50
Feast weekend 17 & 18 June - house & gardens
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £25.00 £22.50
Child £12.50 £10.00
Family £60.00 £54.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.50
Gardens only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.00 £9.00
Child £5.00 £4.50
Family £25.00 £22.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.50
Christmas - gardens only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.00 £13.50
Child £7.50 £6.70
Family £35.00 £31.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.50
Christmas - house & gardens
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £25.00 £22.50
Child £12.50 £11.25
Family £60.00 £54.00
Group (National Trust) N/A £3.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £15.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.50
Christmas - National Trust house
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £5.00
Child N/A £2.50
Family N/A £12.50

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 on 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 December. FEAST WEEKEND: on 17 & 18 June there will be a Festival admission charge for National Trust members, adult £5, child, £2.50, family £10. AT CHRISTMAS from 11 Nov-2 Jan, there will be a charge for all visitors (including National Trust, Art Fund and RHS members) to see the festive Enchanted Menagerie decorated rooms in the house. The rest of the House is 'put to bed' for cleaning and conservation until 22 March 2018. Tickets are by advance booking only at www.waddesdonmanor.org or call 01296 820414.

The basics

Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Powerhouse
Other
Please note dates and times are subject to change so check with a member of staff on arrival.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
18 October 2017 12:30 - 13:00 Available
20 October 2017 12:30 - 13:00 Available
22 October 2017 12:30 - 13:00 Available
25 October 2017 12:30 - 13:00 Available
27 October 2017 12:30 - 13:00 Available
29 October 2017 12:30 - 13:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Balfour 100

Tue 17 Oct 2017
12:00-16:00
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Illuminated Manuscripts Masterclass

Wed 18 Oct 2017
10:30-12:30
Waddesdon has a superb collection of illuminated manuscripts which are rarely displayed because of their fragility.

Creatures & Creations

Wed 18 Oct 2017
11:00-17:00
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Wine Cellars Talk

Wed 18 Oct 2017
11:30-12:00
Discover the history of Rothschild wine

Introductory Walk

Wed 18 Oct 2017
11:30-12:15
An introduction to the history of Waddesdon Manor

Riches of the Earth

Wed 18 Oct 2017
12:00-16:00
Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild's 'Renaissance Museum' was full of objects made of precious materials: hardstones, minerals, silver and gold. While the bulk of this collection was bequeathed to the British Museum on his death in 1898, examples of...