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Wollaton Hall and Park

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


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

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 the last Sunday of each month for Sunday Steamings) and The Park Deli situated in the Courtyard Buildings under the Clock Tower, open weekends and school holidays 10am – 4.30pm).

General Hall opening times: 

Monday - Friday, open daily: 10am - 4pm (Wednesday & Thursday - Hall closed)

Wollaton Hall – Natural History Museum           11am – 4pm
Courtyard Shop & Potting Shed                        11am – 4pm
Courtyard Café & 508 Café                               10am – 4pm
Courtyard Deli                                                   10am – 4pm (Weekends Only)

Park Opening Times

Gates open - Weekdays at 8am and Weekends & Bank Holidays at 9am.

Gate closures are staggered depending on daylight hours - please see for more details.


Daily tours

12noon: The Prospect Room

Restored in 2008 with a new floor, located at the top of Wollaton Hall, the Prospect Room offers stunning views of the cityscape. Accessible via 67 steps and a narrow circular staircase, the room - described by many as a ‘time capsule’ - maintains many of its original features and adornments. Access the roof walkway and view the Pavilion Towers up close. Learn more about the history of the families who lived at Wollaton Hall over the centuries.

Cost: £5 per person. Lasts approximately 30 minutes | maximum capacity 25 per tour

2pm: Behind the Scenes - from Willoughby to Wayne Manor

Join us for a fascinating 30-minute tour of the Hall to hear the intriguing history. Take in spectacular views over the park. Descend the depths to discover the Tudor Kitchen and Admirals Bath. Hear how the Hall transformed into Wayne Manor for the Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises.

The guided tour navigates the hall focusing on history of the building and the colourful characters who over the centuries lived there.

Cost: £5 per person. Lasts approximately 30 minutes | maximum capacity 25 per tour.

Book both tours for £8 per person

Specialised - Group Tours (10+) of Wollaton Hall

Cost: £10 per person including refreshments.

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. For more information and to book, call 0115 876 3100.

Afternoon Teas 

Saturday and Sunday: 12noon, 12.30pm, 1pm, 1.30pm, 2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm, 3.30pm

£15 per person. Maximum 50 per serving.

Treat yourselves to a delicious afternoon tea. Enjoy a selection of homemade sandwiches, delicious cakes, and specialty teas-all served on vintage china. Advance booking recommended

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:

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

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

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Tour Price per person£5.00 per ticket

All tickets subject to additional 10% booking fee. Under 5's and carers go free.

Map & Directions



  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Groups Accepted - 1 in 10 enter free (excluding during the dinosaurs exhibition).
  • Max group size - 10
  • Min group size - 1
  • On-Site café/restaurant - Refreshments available
  • Picnic Site

Parking & Transport

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

Opening Times

Wollaton Hall Summer Opening 2018 (19 Feb 2018 - 28 Oct 2018)
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday11:00 - 17:00

* Please note that the last entry to Wollaton Hall is 30 minutes before the stated closing time.
The Wollaton Park grounds are open all year round from 8am on weekdays and 9am at weekends & Bank Holidays

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Monday, 1 January 2018 - Monday, 31 December 2018

Steaming Day at Nottingham Industrial Museum
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Saturday, 11 August 2018 - Sunday, 12 August 2018

Food Festival | Visit NottinghamshireNottingham Food Festival 2018The Nottingham Food Festival at Wollaton Hall brings a touch of summertime, al fresco dining, Masterchefs, artisan food and drink, music, fun and hopefully laughter. Come along to enjoy yourselves, eat, drink and be merry.
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Wollaton Park Golf Club, NottinghamWollaton Park Golf Club, Nottingham's premier golf club, is truly regarded by many as "One of the Gems of Midland Golf".

Saturday, 28 July 2018 - Saturday, 28 July 2018

Sunday, 29 July 2018 - Sunday, 29 July 2018

Sunday, 19 August 2018 - Sunday, 19 August 2018

Saturday, 1 September 2018 - Saturday, 1 September 2018

Wollaton Hall Outdoor Theatre | Visit NottinghamshireOutdoor Theatre Season at Wollaton HallWollaton Hall and Deer Park is a spectacular Elizabethan mansion and park set in the heart of Nottingham. Once again there will be outdoor theatre performances in the splendid grounds surrounding the house
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Thursday, 23 August 2018 - Thursday, 23 August 2018

Friday, 24 August 2018 - Friday, 24 August 2018

Saturday, 25 August 2018 - Saturday, 25 August 2018

Sunday, 26 August 2018 - Sunday, 26 August 2018

Monday, 27 August 2018 - Monday, 27 August 2018

Summer Nights Wollaton Hall | Visit NottinghamshireSummer Nights Outdoor Film Screenings at Wollaton ParkSummer Nights is a festival of outdoor film screenings in beautiful heritage locations throughout the summer. Once again the festival will be visiting Wollaton Park in August 2018.
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Friday, 27 July 2018 - Friday, 27 July 2018

Wollaton Hall at Night - Visit Nottinghamshire Meet the Ghosts of Wollaton HallThis tour brings in the stories of real encounters with the unexplained ghostly happenings of the grand Wollaton hall, Nottinghamshire.
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Saturday, 4 August 2018 - Saturday, 4 August 2018

Saturday, 27 October 2018 - Saturday, 27 October 2018

Nottingham Industrial MuseumMeet The Ghosts Of Nottingham Industrial MuseumNottingham’s Industrial Museum was once the stables and piggery for the Wollaton Hall estate. Hear the tales of strange and ghostly things that happen when the visitors leave, and even when they are still there.
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Thursday, 16 August 2018 - Thursday, 16 August 2018

Wollaton Hall at Night | Visit NottinghamshireThe Wollaton Park Ghost WalkA tour of the prestigious Wollaton Park led by Kath George tells tales of real encounters with the unexplainable and other strange happenings at the hall.
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Saturday, 1 September 2018 - Saturday, 1 September 2018

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes at Wollaton HallJoin Chapterhouse theatre company in what promises to be one of the must-see productions of the summer, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes at Wollaton Hall
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