Waddesdon Manor

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

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Things to see and do

An exhibition of ceramic works by Kate Malone in the Coach House gallery at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

A ceramics exhibition by Kate Malone: Inspired by Waddesdon 

Inspired by the gardens, collections and archive here at Waddesdon, Kate Malone, one of the UK's leading ceramic artists has an exhibition in the Coach House gallery from 8 June to 16 October.

Picnic blanket with wine, apples and basket

Lazy summer days 

Enjoy the lighter days and longer evenings this summer. Watch a classic film on a big screen with the Manor as the backdrop. Or bring along your picnic, lay down your rug and just take time out from the day.

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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.

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.

Upcoming events

Mimi's European Adventure

Fri 26 Aug 2016
This year we're celebrating our Rothschild heritage. Explore the five countries where the Rothschild brothers set up their banks and take part in a variety of activities with Mimi, our mynah bird mascot.

Kate Malone: Inspired by Waddesdon

Fri 26 Aug 2016
Kate Malone, one of the UK's leading ceramic artists, will exhibit new work inspired by gardens, collections and archive at Waddesdon. She has drawn inspiration from many elements of the collections, including Sevres porcelain, works on paper...

The Riches of the Earth - Exhibition and trail throughout the house

Fri 26 Aug 2016
Curator: Juliet Carey Waddesdon is full of works of art that celebrate, embody or express the wealth of the Earth. A trail around the house highlights some of these riches - earthenware and porcelain clays worked into vessels and sculptures,...

Persuading the King: A Manuscript Petition by Gabriel de Saint-Aubin (1724-1780)

Fri 26 Aug 2016
This display highlights a new addition to the collection at Waddesdon- Gabriel de Saint-Aubin's volume - Placets de l'officier Desbans (1775). This elaborate manuscript petition (placet) was submitted to Louise XVI and Marie-Antoinette by a...

A Closer Look: Spotlight on French Royal Furniture by Jean-Henri Riesener

Fri 26 Aug 2016
Waddesdon Manor houses three extraordinary chest of drawers by court cabinet-maker Jean-Henri Riesener, two of which belonged to members of the French royal family. They are among twelve pieces of furniture now at Waddesdon that were originally...

Tales from the Archive Exhibition

Fri 26 Aug 2016
This year's exhibition focusses on people and how the records we hold in the Waddesdon archives, housed at Windmill Hill, tell us their stories. One highlight will be to share research recently carried out on the visitors who signed Waddesdon's...
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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.