Competition: day trip to Waddesdon Manor

Published 24 June 2015

To celebrate Waddesdon Bequest’s new home at the British Museum, we’re giving you the chance to discover the original house of this spectacular collection.

Surrounded by breath-taking gardens, Waddesdon Manor was built in the style of Louis IV by Ferdinand de Rothschild to entertain his circle of friends. As a family, the Rothschilds were some of the greatest collectors of 19th-century pieces. The mansion boasts an extensive collection of art and exquisite furnishings that reflect the highest quality of workmanship. In 1898, Ferdinand de Rothschild bequeathed the contents of his New Smoking Room to the British Museum. The collection, which comprises of over 300 objects, came to be known as the Waddesdon Bequest.

As it makes its way to a new gallery in the British Museum, we are giving you the chance to explore the original home of the Waddesdon Bequest. Enjoy a day trip for two to Waddesdon Manor with entry tickets, a three-course lunch and a bottle of wine at the Manor Restaurant as well as return train travel from Marylebone to Aylesbury.

To be in with a chance of winning, just answer the question below and read the Terms and Conditions. The competition closes at 23.59 on 3 July.


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