WOLLATON VILLAGE DOVECOTE MUSEUM
DOVECOTE DRIVE, WOLLATON, NG8 2NB
Updated Febnruary 2019
Opening Dates 2019
Updated January 2019
Admission is free but donations are welcome
Open from 2.00pm to 4.30pm
Guided walk around Wollaton Village 3.00pm
Sunday 28th April - Radio Nottingham Big Day Out
Sunday 12th May - Formal Opening of the 2019 exhibition
Sunday 9th June - Theme: Traditional Handicrafts
Sunday 14th July - Theme: Housekeeping
Sunday 11th August - Traditional WI Market including cake stall, artisan handmade crafts and greetings cards, home made jams and chutneys using locally grown produce. Refreshments will be available, tea and cake £1
Sunday 8th September Heritage Open Day
We also open especially for group visits. Please contact us via the feedback page.
Wollaton Historical & Conservation Society is delighted to announce that the Dovecote Museum garden has received a prestigious Green Flag award in 2018 recognising the achievement of a national standard for parks and green spaces.
The photograph shows Secretary Angela Gilbert on the left receiving the flag from Fliss Hogg, Parks and Development Officer, whom we can thank for assistance in putting together our Management Plan.
The lawn was parched in Summer 2018 but you can still see the initials F W in the lawn.
Some interesting fungi have been seen on the lawn
"Down a quiet cul-de-sac a short walk from the centre of Wollaton village lies Wollaton's hidden gem, the 16th century Dovecote where you will step into a remarkable building and back into Wollaton history. This is one of the main attractions in Wollaton but remains little known".
Admission is free - donations welcome
The museum receives no funding and relies entirely on visitor donations.
The Dovecote circa 1950
The exhibition for 2018 included:
"The Willoughby Room". The history of the Willoughby family in Wollaton.
Reconstruction of Elizabethan costumes, hand-made by Daryle Greaves using construction methods and fabrics as similar as possible to those of the period. Daryle will be in attendance to tell the story of her work and fashion in Tudor times.
Celebratating the end of WW1, how the war affected the people of Wollaton.
REPLICA EARLY 20TH CENTURY PARLOUR & SCULLERY
Open end April for Radio Nottingham Big Day Out and then the 2nd Sunday of the month, May to September 2.00pm - 4.30pm
Individual group visits can also be arranged.
GUIDED WALK around Wollaton Village and
St Leonard's Church leaves the Dovecote at 3.00pm. It's free!
We are building a separate website for the Dovecote Museum
but in the meantime this page on the Society's website contains all you need to know