Special exhibitions at Waddesdon 2019

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 27 March to 27 October 2019.

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.

Madame de Pompadour scanning

Madame de Pompadour in the Frame

This exhibition will shine a spotlight on how technology is being used to enhance our understanding of art history, enabling masterpieces which have been victims of circumstance or history to be seen as they were once intended. In the House 23 May - 27 October 2019.

Mrs Abington by Joshua Reynolds at Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire

Reynolds at Waddesdon: A Trail

Discover Waddesdon's impressive collection of paintings by Sir Joshua Reynolds, first president of the Royal Academy of Art in London, on this self-led trail through the House. In the House, 27 March - 27 October 2019

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.