Creatures and Creations exhibition

  • 7 June - 29 October

    Wednesday - Sunday


  • Coach House gallery

    Waddesdon Manor

    Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

    HP18 0JH

  • Free at Waddesdon Manor with grounds admission (adult £10, child £5, family £25)

See Walter Rothschild's natural history collection reimagined in a fashion and art exhibition at Waddesdon Manor.

Walter Rothschild dedicated his life to the natural sciences. His private collection of specimens formed the foundation of the Natural History Museum at Tring.

The species named after or closely associated with Walter Rothschild now provide the inspiration for colourful virtual collages and couture dresses in a new exhibition.

Explore artist Platon H's digital collages, which respond to the beautiful and abstract patterns in the wings, feathers and carapaces of birds and insects.

See fashion designer Mary Katrantzou's spectacular dresses, created for the exhibition.

On loan from the Natural History Museum at Tring, the Rothschild specimens will be displayed alongside the two artists' contemporary interpretations. They include colourful birds, insects and a giant tortoise.

For families and art fans alike, this exhibition celebrates nature's vibrant beauty and kaleidoscopic colour while highlighting the extraordinary passion and scientific knowledge of Walter Rothschild.

Find out more on the Waddesdon Manor website.

How to visit

This exhibition is being held at Waddesdon Manor in partnership with the Natural History Museum at Tring.

Tickets are free with general grounds admission (adult £10, child £5, family £25), which can be booked in advance.

To book, visit the Waddesdon Manor website.

Please note this exhibition is not available at the Natural History Museum at Tring site.