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Putting the house to bed tour

Step inside the house while it is closed for winter and see behind the scenes on this guided tour.

  • Booking advisable
  • Admission applies

Whilst closed during the winter months, discover how the house and its collection are ‘put to bed’ and cared for by our team of conservation stewards.

During this 60 minute tour, explore the house in its ‘put to bed’ state with a knowledgeable Waddesdon guide. As well as a behind-the-scenes look at the rooms in the house, you will also be able to see inside the collection stores, learn about the conservation techniques used to care for the collection and view the academic apartments, never normally open to the public.



Event ticket prices

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Adult £15.00
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The basics

Meeting point

Please meet at the entrance to the Manor promptly at the tour start time


This tour is across several floors of the house. Accessible ramps are available at the main door and a lift is operated by staff to all main floors. A chair lift is available to the top floor. Assistance dogs are welcome throughout the house. If you have any access requirements, please email before booking.

Upcoming events


A taste of Italy 

Enjoy a taste of Italy through a five course dinner with wine pairings in the Manor Restaurant.

Event summary

22 Mar 2024
19:00 to 23:00

Easter Egg Hunt at Waddesdon 

Easter trail jam-packed with fun games and creative activities, plus newly refurbished playground.

Event summary

27 Mar to 14 Apr 2024
10:00 to 17:00
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