Wollaton Hall and Park

Wollaton Park, Nottingham, NG8 2AE

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Wollaton Hall - Visit Nottinghamshire


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

DON'T MISS: Hidden History Tours behind the scenes of the Hall (daily) - Tickets can be booked in advance from:

Wollaton Hall is one of the country’s finest Grade I listed Elizabethan buildings with the largest dedicated Natural History Museum in Nottinghamshire. Herds of deer and a range of wildlife roam 500 acres of parkland at Wollaton, which is home to all kinds of habitats, including grassland, wetland and woodland

Alongside the Hall's Natural History Museum, Wollaton Hall & Deer Park includes Formal Gardens, play areas , cafés, retail shops & toilet facilities, so you can enjoy the park & its many facilities safely.

Admission to the Hall's ground floor and park is FREE (parking charges apply). Entry is not ticketed and on a first come first served basis subject to capacity. Car parking is £5 all day and £3 for up to 2 hours (before 9 am). To plan your visit, please see:

Wollaton Hall is 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 Yard Gallery (open for special events – please enquire for more details).

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.

Hidden History Tour

11 am (daily)

Uncover lesser known reaches of the much loved Wollaton Hall and discover more of it's long history since it was completed in 1588

The tour includes a visit to the the Tudor Kitchen, the Admiral's Bath and the Prospect Room which is the hugely impressive room at the centre and top of the hall.

Adult: £15, Child (3 - 15 years): £5. Lasts approximately 45 minutes - 1 hour, maximum capacity 25 per tour.

Tickets can be booked in advance from:

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.

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:


The Park is mainly fully accessible for wheelchair users. There are designated blue badge parking spaces in all car parks and right in front of the Hall building (subject ti time limit).  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. 

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  • 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 two hours or £5 for the day

Opening Times

Wollaton Hall and Deer Park (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* Wollaton Hall and Deer Park (All year round: January – December)
* Wollaton Hall – Natural History Museum (Ground Floor) – Open Daily 11am-4pm (last entry 3.30pm)
Shops – Open Daily 10am-5pm
Cafés – Open Weekends and Seasonally – 9am-5pm

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Nottingham Industrial Museum opens weekends and Bank Holidays from 11am - 4pm (Closed Christmas and New Year weekends).
The Wollaton Park grounds are open all year round from 8am on weekdays and 9am at weekends & Bank Holidays.
The Hall is open every day throughout the year apart from Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
Please see for Christmas and New Year opening hours.


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