Five objects from the Waddesdon collection are chosen to feature in new National Trust book

The National Trust looks after a treasure chest of history, and a new book – 125 Treasures from the Collections of the National Trust – shares the stories behind some of these remarkable objects. We’re honoured to have had 5 objects from the Waddesdon collection chosen to feature, making it one of the most prominent collections in the book. Full details about each item will be updated on the National Trust’s associated webpage gradually, but from today you can read all about our elephant automaton here:

Today also marks the launch of the associated podcast series, with five episodes which delve into the extraordinary stories behind some of the objects, including Waddesdon’s elephant automaton. You can listen to the series here:


The five items included are: