WOLLATON VILLAGE DOVECOTE MUSEUM
DOVECOTE DRIVE, WOLLATON, NG8 2NB
After an exceptionally successful 2017 with bumber attendance, the museum is now closed for the winter
All exhibition material is packed away in the interests of conservation during the winter months to protect items from the cold, dank winter environment and potential damp.
Re-opens May 2018
Over the winter months 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
Updated September 2017
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
The museum receives no funding and relies entirely on visitor donations.
The Dovecote circa 1950
Maps from 1774 to 1952, aerial photographs, and images of Bramcote Lane shops development
"How Wollaton Evolved from a Medieval Hamlet to a 21st Century City Suburb"
Reconstruction of Elizabethan costumes, hand-made by Daryle Greaves using construction methods and, as far as possible, fabrics of the period
REPLICA EARLY 20TH CENTURY PARLOUR & SCULLERY
2.00pm - 4.30pm (last admission)
GUIDED WALK around Wollaton Village and
St Leonard's Church leaves the Dovecote at 3.00pm (dependant on volunteer availability)
Volunteers and members at the Dovecote
GROUP VISIT BOOKINGS NOW BEING TAKEN FOR 2018
The Museum is also available for group visits by arrangement. All we ask for is a nominal donation towards upkeep of the building and in return we provide a full guided tour, refreshments included, and the display can be adapted to the particular interests of the group if required. Your visit can also include a talk at St Leonard's Church and a guided walk around the village.
Please contact the secretary, Angela Gilbert by sending a message via FEEDBACK on this website.
The Dovecote Museum is situated on Dovecote Drive, NG8 2NB and is run by volunteers from Wollaton Historical & Conservation Society. Open on the 2nd Sunday of the month May to September from 2.00-4.30pm, it is possible for groups to visit at other times, by prior arrangement. Please note there are no toilets on site, nearest facilities are at St Leonard’s Community Centre or St Leonard's church. Children must be accompanied by an adult.