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Wollaton Hall and Park

Wollaton Park, Nottingham, NG8 2AE
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Wollaton Hall and Park

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Spectacular Elizabethan Mansion and Deer Park set in the beautiful suburbs of Nottingham.

Wollaton Hall was designed by Robert Smythson and built by Sir Francis Willoughby between 1580 and 1588 for his family. Now a prominent Grade One listed building, the stunning Hall houses the city's Natural History Museum along with reconstructed room settings.

Standing on a natural hill three miles west of Nottingham City Centre, Wollaton Hall is set in five hundred acres of spectacular gardens and parkland. The hall was used as the setting for Wayne Manor in the 2012 Batman film, Dark Knight Rises

Free entry to the Hall - charges apply for tours and entry into the Industrial Museum. Car parking charges apply.

Things to see and do

On site, in addition to the historic hall and its sumptuous grounds, visitors will find Nottingham's Natural History Museum, Nottingham's Industrial Museum (open weekends only) and a gift shop and café situated in the courtyard buildings under the Clock Tower plus the Wollaton 508 café loctaed next to the children's play area. Both cafés serve a variety of delicious refreshments including homemade soups, cakes, sandwiches, hot and cold seasonal specials and vegetarian options

Daily tours at 12noon &  2pm

Wollaton Hall has been the permanent home of Nottingham Natural History Museum since 1926. Behind the museum’s cases and dioramas there lies a rich past and a labyrinth of corridors and rooms that speak of Wollaton’s hidden history. Join an hour tour of Wollaton Hall and hear how the Willoughby family built this Elizabethan mansion and explore private areas of this stunning architectural building, the second of its style in Britain. Climb nearly 100 steps to the grand Prospect Room and ‘walk the leads’ to enjoy rooftop views. Descend through the servants’ steps to the Tudor Kitchens, the wine cellar and Admiral’s Bath, dug out in a cave beneath the hall.

This tour involves over 300 steps and is unfortunately not suitable for those with limited mobility.
 

Daily at 12pm and 2pm | £10 per person | Under-5s free | Tour lasts approximately 1 hour

Car Parking Charges Apply.

Tickets can be purchased in the Hall Shop (subject to availability) or on the website.

Specialised - Group Tours (10+) of Wollaton Hall

Join guide for tour of the Hall, or Gardens, or on a theme of your choice. Themes include Architecture, Spooky Ghost Tours, Tudors, Kitchens, Garden and others. Advance booking required. Click here for more information and to book and details of how to book.

Wollaton’s Botanic Garden

The small walled botanic garden, situated adjacent to the stable block, has been developed and cared for by volunteers from the Nottingham Branch of the Hardy Plant Society since the early 1980s. This attractive garden is open on Sundays from 2.00 - 4.00pm between April and September. Plant sales raise money to maintain the garden.

For more information about the Secret Garden please visit the Hardy Plant Society’s website: www.nottmhps.org.uk

Car parking is £3 for up to 3 hours and £5 for the day.

Accessibility:
The Park is mainly fully accessible for wheelchair users. There are designated blue badge parking spaces in the main car park and right in front of the Hall building.  There are walkways leading to most sections in the park that are wheelchair friendly. Wollaton has toilets in 3 locations - the disabled toilets can be accessed with a radar key and there is a Changing Places toilet in the lower courtyard. The shops and café are accessible in a wheelchair. The Hall museum can be accessed via the access lift and there is an internal lift that runs between the 3 floors of the museum.  Information provided June 2015

Map & Directions

Facilities

Other

  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Groups Accepted
  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site
  • Ramp / Level Access

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Car parking is £3 for up to three hours or £5 for the day

Opening Times

Wollaton Hall and Deer Park (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

* Wollaton Hall – Natural History Museum: 11am – 5pm (Last entry 4.30pm)
Courtyard Shop: 10am – 5pm
Potting Shed: 11.30am – 4.30pm
Courtyard Café & 508 Café: 10am – 5pm
Courtyard Deli: 10am – 5pm (Weekends and school holidays only)

The Hall is open every day throughout the year apart from Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Nottingham Industrial Museum open weekends and Bank Holidays from 11am - 5pm (4pm low season).
The Wollaton Park grounds are open all year round from 8am on weekdays and 9am at weekends & Bank Holidays.
Please see www.wollatonhall.org.uk for Christmas and New Year opening hours.

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