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WOLLATON VILLAGE DOVECOTE MUSEUM

DOVECOTE DRIVE, WOLLATON, NG8 2NB

Updated September 2021

"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".

 

BREAKING NEWS:

OPEN THIS SUNDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER 

AS PART OF HERITAGE WEEKEND

2.00PM - 4.30PM

GUIDED WALK AROUND WOLLATON VILLAGE 3.00PM

 

We were delighted to welcome almost 300 people over the three occasions it was possible to open the Dovecote Museum in 2021. The exhibition focussed on the Walled Garden at Wollaton Park and the restoration. For 2022 the focus will be on Tudor history and preparation of display material is already in progress.

The 3.00pm guided walks around Wollaton Village are always popular, led by a local historian, and when possible include a tour of St Leonard's Church.

FREE ADMISSION &  FREE WALK

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THE LIFE & TIMES OF A WOLLATON MAN

A 28 page book written during lockdown by 98 year old Ron Cruxon who has lived in Wollaton all his life. Text supported by many illustrations, photographs old and new.

Available from the Dovecote at £5 per copy.

Ron has kindly offered to donate

all the proceeds to the Walled Garden Appeal

Please note there are no toilets at the dovecote, but facilities are available nearby.

Wollaton Historical & Conservation Society does not accept liability for any accident, loss or damage to members or visitors during its advertised activities

Looking ahead, in 2022 open from 2.00pm to 4.30pm on the 2nd Sunday of the month, May to September inclusive.

We are pleased to welcome group visits at other times. Enquiries via the feedback page, please. 

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THE DOVECOTE MUSEUM GARDEN

The Dovecote Museum garden received a prestigious Green Flag award in 2019 recognising the achievement of a national standard for parks and green spaces.

The Britain in Bloom It's Your Neighbourhood awarded the garden the highest accolade of a Level 5 assessment "Outstanding" and we await the results for 2021.

Many thanks to the volunteers who helped to make this achievements possible.

 

 Despite a spell of dry weather you can still see the initials F W in the lawn.

Some interesting fungi have been seen on the lawn

Admission is free - donations welcome

The museum receives no funding and relies entirely on visitor donations.

 

The Dovecote circa 1950

 

 

Individual group visits can also be arranged.

 

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We are building a separate website for the Dovecote Museum

http://www.spanglefish.com/WollatonVillageDovecote Museum

but in the meantime this page on the Society's website contains all you need to know.

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