Your visit

National Trust members

Waddesdon Manor was bequeathed to the National Trust by James de Rothschild. It is managed on behalf of the Trust by the Rothschild Foundation and opened to visitors in 1959.

Grounds visits this spring

Waddesdon is open Wed–Sun, 10am – 5pm (last admission 3pm).

All visitors, including National Trust members who have free admission, need to book an arrival time slot to help us stagger admissions flow.

Book tickets

Takeaway food and drink for outdoor consumption will be available. Toilets are open (including at the Welcome Pavilion).

Note: House, wine cellars, indoor restaurants and cafes and Coach House Gallery are currently closed.

Statue and clipped hedging on the parterre

Planning your visit

To keep everyone safe, your visit to Waddesdon will be slightly different from usual. Find out how we’re  operating and what to expect when visiting.

Read important information
Tulips at the Aviary

50 things to do before you’re 11¾

We’re part of the National Trust 50 things outdoor challenge. Complete a list of activities and adventures at different properties, then claim a secret reward once you’ve achieved them all. Pick up your 50 things booklet from the Welcome Pavilion in the car park.

50 things to do map

Education group membership

National Trust education group membership gives your school free entry to Waddesdon Manor all year round. Joining up here means you have free access to Waddesdon all year, but you’re also supporting the upkeep of this beautiful place, and it’s great value too.

Information for schools


For adults

Our varied events and exhibitions showcase Waddesdon’s rich history. National Trust members get free entry to the grounds and house, but there may be additional charges for some activities.

Discover our walks, talks and tours


For families

We’ve a full programme of events throughout the year suitable for all the family. Members get free entry to the grounds and house, but additional charges apply for some children’s activities.

See our family events