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Patron:  Lord Middleton

Registered Charity No 501862

Website updated August 2017


wollaton village square



The Elizabethan Dovecote and Museum opens at Heritage Weekend on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September, 2.00 - 4.30pm. Follow the signs from The Square and Bramcote Lane.


Display features exquisitely recreated Tudor costumes and, upstairs,  maps of Wollaton 1774 to 1952, aerial photographs, 1960's development etc

Reproductions of the maps in book form, 2 volumes,  available to buy

£2 each or two copies for £3

The Society exists to protect and enhance the principal Conservation Areas which include the Village core and Wollaton Park. In order to do that the Society encourages historic research and seeks to encourage people living in all parts of Wollaton and Wollaton Park to learn more about the history of the area and thereby to help ensure its survival and conservation.

In order to achieve that, the Society holds a number of talks on local history during winter months and, in the summer, in addition to opening the Dovecote Museum, provides a number of guided walks around the area of greater Wollaton and visits to other historical sites of interest.

INDOOR MEETINGS with a guest speaker, on the 4th Wednesday of the month September to April (not December), 7.30pm at St Leonard's Community Centre, Bramote Lane, Wollaton (opposite Wollaton Library) NG8 2ND Free for Society members, £2 visitors.

GUIDED WALKS May to August (day of the week, place and times vary - please see the Calendar page). Free for everyone.

Persons attending any event do so at their own risk, please take care.

VISITS The Society arranges occasional visits to places of historic interest. Members and guests pay for transport and an entry fee where applicable.

Please see the MEMBERS page for an APPLICATION FORM to join the Society




  Dovecote Drive, NG8 2NB, off Bramcote Lane opposite Wollaton Library.
By bus: No 30 to "Wollaton Admiral Rodney" stop and
The Two "Birdsall Avenue" stop.
Managed by volunteers, the Dovecote Museum is open to the public on the 2nd Sunday of the month, 2.00-4.30pm May to September inclusive and other dates through the year depending on other local activities. A guided Walk around the village leaves the museum at 3.00pm. Free admission, free walk, donations welcome.
Also open for Heritage Weekend
and by special request for groups.
Four display rooms.
For full details click on the Wollaton Village Dovecote Museum tab
 In addition the museum welcomes group visits by prior arrangement. Please contact us via the feedback page for details.

The News, Calendar and Next Event pages offer further information about forthcoming events and notes about current historical projects being undertaken by the Society.



 Either contact us via the Feedback page

or see the "Members" page for an application form

 MEMBERSHIP:  £5  per head renewable in April or by standing order, or at any time during the year to the following April.


For more information about the Dovecote Museum 


For general enquiries please contact the Society's Secretary Angela Gilbert via the feedback link



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