Visitors in the Red Drawing Room


Virtual room tours

Explore Waddesdon from wherever you are with our 360 degree virtual tours and experience rooms in greater detail. You can now zoom in on beautiful artworks, intricate furniture and paintings.

Some rooms aren't always open to the public, or due to their fragility can only be viewed from the doorway, now's your chance to see them up close.

Virtual tour view floorplan view

To take a virtual tour of each of the rooms below, please click on the image of the room you wish to view. This will open up in full screen.

  • choose between a doll’s house view or floor plan view
  • click on yellow spots to see Collection information
  • click on orange spots to see Room information
  • explore the 3D space by clicking on the small man symbol in the left hand corner of the screen
  • share the tour via Facebook, Twitter or email by clicking on the ‘share’ symbol on the right hand side of your screen

If you’d rather put on a VR headset and view the space in virtual reality, simply click the ‘goggles’ symbol on the right hand side of your screen

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The Bachelors' Wing

Male guests enjoyed the Smoking and Billiard Rooms in the Bachelors’ Wing. Many visitors are surprised that much of the collection of arms and armour in the corridor was bought by Ferdinand’s sister, Alice.


The Tower Drawing Room

This was Ferdinand’s inner sanctum and originally housed his ‘cabinet des curiosités’, literally room of curiosities or treasures, in which he displayed his most valuable medieval and Renaissance collections.


The Green Boudoir

This room was the private sitting room for the State Bedroom suite. It was here that Baron Ferdinand presented Queen Victoria with a jewelled fan on her visit in 1890.


The Red Drawing Room

This is the central room in the house, linking the front door with the garden and Parterre. Guests would gather here before going to the Dining Room and sums up Baron Ferdinand’s taste perfectly.


The Small Library

Ferdinand housed his collection of contemporary 19th-century books in English, French and German in this room. The principal focus was historical works, background to the lectures he gave locally.