Special exhibitions at Waddesdon 2018

Learn more about our permanent collection and in-coming loans through our exhibition programme. See highlights of new acquisitions, research projects and explore family and collection history. Most House exhibitions are open from 21 March to 28 October 2018.

One Lemon Quartered by Eliot Hodgkin 1972

Brought to Life: Eliot Hodgkin Rediscovered 

This is the first major exhibition of the artist’s work in nearly thirty years, and aims to return this remarkable British painter to the spotlight where he belongs. In the Coach House gallery, 23 May - 20 October 2019.

The Silver Caesars exhibition at Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire

The Silver Caesars: A Renaissance Mystery 

For the first time in more than 150 years some of the most extraordinary and enigmatic treasures of the Renaissance celebrating the twelve Caesars, a set of 12 European silver-gilt standing cups – known as the ‘Aldobrandini Tazze’ – will be reunited and displayed together at Waddesdon Manor. In the House, 18 Apr - 22 July 2018. Charges apply.

Michael Eden exhibition at Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire

Michael Eden: Form & Transform 

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 Waddesdon's historical objects using digital means. In the Coach House Gallery, 25 May - 21 October 2018.

A French Calendar from the exhibition at Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire

Glorious Years: French Calendars from Louis XIV to the Revolution

This exhibition celebrates the power of the printed image before photography. Learn all about the rare calendars, published in Paris from the golden period under Louis XIV through to the Revolution, when time itself was re-invented, with new ways of illustrating and naming the days and years. In the House, 21 March - 28 October 2018.

An archive image of the Bothy Chaps  part of our Tales from the Archive exhibition

Waddesdon at War

Learn the stories of the men of Waddesdon during the First World War and the impact military service had on them and the Waddesdon Estate. In the House, 21 March - 28 October 2018.

The Red Drawing room at Waddesdon Manor

The Red Drawing room opened up

You can visit the Manor just as a 19th-century guest would have because we've opened up the Red Drawing room. The central room of the house, it connects the main door with the formal gardens to the South.

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

The Riches of the Earth

Baron Ferdinand collected many objects made of precious materials, hardstones, minerals, silver and gold. Some of the smaller objects and items from store are displayed for you to closely examine.

Contemporary sculpture 'Lafite' by artist Joana Vasconcelos at Waddesdon Manor

Joana Vasconcelos: Lafite

We've a great contemporary art collection and one major addition has been Lafite by Joana Vasconcelos. It's a giant pair of candlesticks made of Château Lafite Rothschild wine bottles, lit from within by fibre-optics.