Over a century ago, the House and setting were created to delight and surprise the small circle of Baron Ferdinand's friends.
Today, more than 350,000 visitors a year come to appreciate the exceptional architecture, art collections and Gardens.
From 12 November the East Wing and Bachelors' Wing will be decorated for the festive season, see christmas opening times, tickets and prices. The rest of the House will be closed.
Every year we have new exhibitions in the House, each highlighting certain aspects of the collection or loans we have acquired.
Join one of our events, hear from the curators about their work here at Waddesdon or take part in behind the scenes tours.
The House rules have been followed by housekeepers for centuries, find out about how we run the House both then and now .
Used for the entertainment of Baron Ferdinand's house guests.
Eight bedroom suites and eight small bedrooms for visiting ladies' maids used to be on this floor.
On this floor you can see our special exhibition rooms, with a large collection of drawings, books, board games and textiles.
This wing of the House was used by visiting male guests.
One of the richest and most powerful European families of the 19th century - learn more about the family as collectors.
When Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild bought the Waddesdon estate it was only farmland- find out how he built this magnificent house you can visit today. Discover how the house was used then, and how it evolved to what we know today.
Restored in 1994, over 10,000 bottle of wine are stored within the vaults. Documenting 150 years of the Rothschild family’s ownership of two of the most famous Bordeaux vineyards: Château Lafite Rothschild and Château Mouton Rothschild.