Waddesdon Manor

Magnificent house and grounds in the style of a 16th-century French château.

Waddesdon Manor

Things to see and do

Autumnal red leaves on a tree in the gardens at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamsire

Enjoy the great outdoors this autumn 

Come and enjoy colourful walks in the gardens, catch the exhibitions in the house before they close on 23 October or join in with our spooky Hallowe'en events.

John Craven leaning on a wall

John Craven loves Waddesdon 

John Craven of Countryfile fame, has visited lots of National Trust places over the years. He's chosen his favourite four properties and Waddesdon is top of his list.

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What's on

See extraordinary objects in our Riches of the Earth exhibition and trail from 23 March to 23 October

Enjoy this year's exhibitions 

From March to October you can learn more about the collection, garden and special loans through our exhibition programme.

Upcoming events

Horrible Hallowe'en

Wed 26 Oct 2016
Throughout half term there will be our ever popular Hallowe'en trail as well as pumpkin carving and much more. Check back nearer the time for full details.

Wedding Inspiration Day

Sun 30 Oct 2016
Wedding Inspiration is the must-attend wedding event for brides, grooms and their bridal parties seeking ideas and inspiration for their big day, whether at Waddesdon, or further afield.

Christmas Cookery School

Wed 02 Nov 2016
Ensure Christmas is stress free in the kitchens this year.

Christmas cookery school: traditional

Wed 02 Nov 2016
Ensure Christmas is stress-free in the kitchen this year.

Christmas cookery school: venison

Thu 03 Nov 2016
Ensure Christmas is stress free in the kitchen this year.

Christmas cookery school: goose

Fri 04 Nov 2016
Ensure Christmas is stress free in the kitchen this year.
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Eating and shopping

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Our work

A feathery resident of the Aviary at Waddesdon Manor

Listen to the sound of birdsong 

Our rare example of a working aviary housed in an historical structure has been restored to its full beauty and stocked with colourful birds, some of which are endangered. Discover how we are supporting the Begawan Foundation in Indonesia.

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Get involved

A group of volunteers stand in front of the Manor at Waddesdon

Join the team 

At Waddesdon we have around 300 wonderful volunteers and staff working for us. Why not consider becoming one of them?

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A school group in the Education Room at Waddesdon Manor

Bring your school group 

All sessions are delivered by our friendly and dedicated learning team and can be adapted to meet a variety of learning needs at Waddesdon Manor.

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A Group Visit inside the House at Waddesdon Manor

Book your own tour 

Find out more information about visiting us with your group. You can choose from different options to make the most memorable day out for your party.

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Venue hire

The Waddesdon Dairy at Waddesdon Manor with a bride and groom.

Celebrate your special occasion with us 

Enjoy the vibrant modern design of Windmill Hill Archive Centre or the elegant formal rooms at the Dairy to create a relaxed atmosphere for meetings, conferences or weddings.