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.
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.
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.
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.