A Rothschild Treasury

This new permanent gallery houses more than 300 objects made from rare and precious materials, many on display for the first time.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

From a 1st-century cameo of Augustus Caesar’s grandson, to a microscope used by entomologist and flea expert Charles Rothschild, via jewellery given as presents from Queen Victoria, to objects bearing Nazi inventory numbers, gold boxes, silver and jewellery – this new gallery displays items that celebrate the Rothschild family as collectors of extraordinary objects.

Prices

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

The basics

Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Other
A Rothschild Treasury tells the story of generations of Rothschild collecting, and also reveals the interests and relationships of family members. Visitors will be able to see objects with personal connections, such as James de Rothschild’s coin collection, Baron Ferdinand’s watch chain, and Miss Alice’s seal and bracelet given to her by Queen Victoria. Densely displayed and beautifully lit, the new gallery presents an absorbing opportunity to enjoy and understand objects, dating from 100AD to the 20th century, made from rare and precious materials. Highlights include an amber casket made in the 17th-century, a mounted nautilus shell that once belonged to the renowned collector William Beckford, an 18th-century Mughal jade vase encrusted with precious stones and the Nelme Cup, a unique gold standing cup made in England in 1727.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
20 September 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
21 September 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
22 September 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
25 September 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
26 September 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
27 September 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
28 September 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
29 September 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
2 October 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
3 October 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
4 October 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
5 October 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
6 October 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
9 October 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
10 October 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
11 October 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
12 October 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
13 October 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
16 October 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available
17 October 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Box office
Email
boxoffice@waddesdon.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01296 820414

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