Waddesdon Manor

Waddesdon Manor
Waddesdon, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0JH
  • Telephone 1296 820414
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  • Website waddesdon.org.uk
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Waddesdon Manor was built between 1874 and 1889 for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, and was bequeathed to the National Trust by his great-nephew James. The Rothschild family still administers the house on behalf of the Trust. The Renaissance-styled building in fact has an innovative steel frame and was equipped from the beginning with then-cutting edge technology such as electric lighting; Queen Victoria is said to have spent an entranced ten minutes turning one of the chandeliers on and off.

The Manor hosts regular events and is one of the National Trust's most visited properties. Important guests have included Churchill and Henry James, and the collection of art and curios, including a jaw-dropping musical elephant, is remarkable.

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There are 9 events at this location

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Christmas at Waddesdon

The Waddesdon country house opens up for the festive period with light shows, gingerbread houses, a Christmas fair and their Wigwam cafe and Manor restaurant.

Wed 22 Nov

£5–£25 (Children £2.50–£12.50; Family £12.50–£62.50) / 01296 820414

  • 11:00 – 18:30

Thu 23 Nov

£5–£25 (Children £2.50–£12.50; Family £12.50–£62.50) / 01296 820414

  • 11:00 – 18:30

Fri 24 Nov

£5–£25 (Children £2.50–£12.50; Family £12.50–£62.50) / 01296 820414

  • 11:00 – 18:30
…and 27 more dates until 31 Dec

Christmas at Waddesdon - Enchanted Menagerie

This year's Christmas decorations celebrate the weird and wonderful animals of Waddesdon. See an elephant parade inspired by an 18th-century musical automaton to a life-sized zebra and trees decked with birds and mythical beasts. While Waddesdon's main rooms are 'put to bed' for cleaning and conservation, parts of the…

Wed 22 Nov

£25 (Children £12.50; £65; £5) / 1296 820414

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Thu 23 Nov

£25 (Children £12.50; £65; £5) / 1296 820414

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Fri 24 Nov

£25 (Children £12.50; £65; £5) / 1296 820414

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 28 more dates until 2 Jan 2018

Christmas Fair

A Christmas fair with over 60 exhibitors.

Wed 22 Nov

£10 (Children £5; Members free) / 01296 820414

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Thu 23 Nov

£10 (Children £5; Members free) / 01296 820414

Fri 24 Nov

£10 (Children £5; Members free) / 01296 820414

…and 12 more dates until 10 Dec

Christmas Fair 2017

More spectacular than ever before, with a new location and even more stalls, our fair is a fantastic Christmas shopping experience not to be missed! For the first time, the fair will be set against the backdrop of the floodlit North Front of the Manor with its 20ft Christmas trees and magical light and sound show. Soak up…

Wed 22 Nov

£10 (Children £5; £25) / 1296 820414

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Thu 23 Nov

£10 (Children £5; £25) / 1296 820414

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Fri 24 Nov

£10 (Children £5; £25) / 1296 820414

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 12 more dates until 10 Dec

Electric Menagerie

Light-based artworks from the American artist Lauren Booth.

Wed 22 Nov

£10 / 1296 820414

  • 11:30 – 18:30

Thu 23 Nov

£10 / 1296 820414

  • 11:30 – 18:30

Fri 24 Nov

£10 / 1296 820414

  • 11:30 – 18:30
…and 27 more dates until 31 Dec

Waddesdon Imaginarium

An installation created through video projection mapping.

Wed 22 Nov

£10 / 1296 820414

  • 16:30 – 18:00

Thu 23 Nov

£10 / 1296 820414

  • 16:30 – 18:00

Fri 24 Nov

£10 / 1296 820414

  • 16:30 – 18:00
…and 27 more dates until 31 Dec

Waddesdon Imaginarium

Join us for another magical Christmas at Waddesdon. From dusk, you can enjoy a new light and sound show projected onto the Manor created by the Guildhall School. Be dazzled by roaming porcelain animals, dancing musical clocks, fluttering clouds of butterflies and moths and spirited 18th-century portraits that lead you…

Wed 22 Nov

£10 (Children £5; £25) / 1296 820414

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Thu 23 Nov

£10 (Children £5; £25) / 1296 820414

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Fri 24 Nov

£10 (Children £5; £25) / 1296 820414

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 28 more dates until 2 Jan 2018

Willow Lantern Walk

An illuminated trail through the Waddesdon woodland.

Wed 22 Nov

£10 (Children £5; Members free) / 01296 820414

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Thu 23 Nov

£10 (Children £5; Members free) / 01296 820414

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Fri 24 Nov

£10 (Children £5; Members free) / 01296 820414

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 27 more dates until 31 Dec

Willow Lantern Walk

Follow our magical illuminated trail through the woodland at Waddesdon. Enjoy features including willow lanterns by local schools and a specially commissioned artwork by light artist Anna Whetstone.

Wed 22 Nov

£10 (Children £5; £25) / 1296 820414

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Thu 23 Nov

£10 (Children £5; £25) / 1296 820414

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Fri 24 Nov

£10 (Children £5; £25) / 1296 820414

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 28 more dates until 2 Jan 2018

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