Waddesdon Manor was built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild from 1877 to display his outstanding collection of art treasures and to entertain the fashionable world. It combines the highest quality 18th-century French decorative arts with magnificent English portraits and Dutch Old Master paintings with one of the finest Victorian gardens in Britain, famous for its parterre and ornate working Aviary. It was bequeathed to the National Trust in 1957 and is now managed by a family charitable trust under the chairmanship of Lord Rothschild.
Today, the Manor continues its great tradition of entertainment and hospitality with a range of events and opportunities to explore its history, collections and gardens through changing exhibitions and study days.
Access Information: Partly wheelchair accessible (limited access to Prints and Drawings Rooms and Wine Cellars), accessible toilets, guide dogs welcome.
Concessionary rates. How to Redeem: Present your Max Card on arrival. Terms and Conditions: • Discounted house and gardens admission rate of £13.00 (adult), £6.50 (child, 5-16 inclusive), under 5s and National Trust members free of charge.
• One carer admitted free of charge when accompanying a wheelchair user.
• Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.