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Patron:  Lord Middleton

Registered Charity No 501862

Website updated December 2018

Mission Statement:

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.

wollaton village square


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


Wollaton Historical & Conservation Society is delighted to announce that the Dovecote Museum garden has received a prestigious Green Flag award in recognition of achieving the national standard for parks and green spaces. The photograph below shows Secretary Angela Gilbert on the left receiving the flag from Fliss Hogg, Parks and Development Officer.

The Dovecote now has its own website. 

Managed by volunteers, the Dovecote Museum is open to the public on the 2nd Sunday of the month and other occasions, 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.

By bus: No 30 to "Wollaton Admiral Rodney" stop and

The Two "Birdsall Avenue" stop.

Also open for Heritage Weekend
and by special request for groups.
 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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