Waddesdon Manor


Spring walks


Enjoy new colour and spring flowers with a walk around the gardens.


House Tickets

Timed House tickets are now on sale, the House reopens on Wed 27 Mar.

Elephant Automaton

Musical elephant

The elephant automaton was one of Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild’s most admired treasures. It was mentioned in a local newspaper report of 1889 describing the visit of the Shah of Persia, who asked to see the mechanism perform again and again.

Watch the elephant in action >