Waddesdon Manor

Silver standing cup with figure of Augustus

The Silver Caesars: A Renaissance Mystery

18 Apr – 22 Jul 2018

For the first time in more than 150 years some of the most extraordinary and enigmatic treasures of the Renaissance,  a set of 12 European silver-gilt standing cups will be reunited and displayed together.

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Pictures of food at Waddesdon's Artisan Food Market

Artisan Food Market

Every second Sat of each month. Next event 14 April.

Start your weekend off with delicious, locally-grown food and produce at our food market which supports local, small-scale, independent food producers.

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Family walking dog in grounds

Bringing your dog

Dogs are allowed anywhere in the grounds with the exception of the Aviary, Parterre and Woodland Playground. Help us protect our beautiful surroundings by adhering to our doggy do’s and don’ts.

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Marie Antoinette's writing table positioned in the Tower Drawing Room

Online here

While you’re visiting there are many ways to enjoy both highlights of the art collections and gardens from online trails to revealing films.

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concert layout of seats in front of a string trio

Music at Windmill Hill

Join us for a series of memorable musical concerts in the spectacular setting of Windmill Hill at Waddesdon.

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Online shop

Visit our online shop to see our new exclusive gift and homeware ranges inspired by the gardens, collections and archive here at Waddesdon.

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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.

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Waddesdon Manor on film thumbnail

Waddesdon on Film

The different sides to Waddesdon captured on film from our aviary to French royal furniture to fine Rothschild wines.

See some of our favourites
Rothschild peacock-pheasant chick

Our blog

Check out our blog for the latest news and behind-the-scenes posts from our team.

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