WOLLATON VILLAGE DOVECOTE MUSEUM
DOVECOTE DRIVE, WOLLATON, NG8 2NB
Updated August 2018
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 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.
Open dates 2018, 2.00pm – 4.30pm.
Admission Free with a guided walk around the Village and Church at 3.00pm. Donations welcome.
Sunday 22nd April Radio Nottingham Big Day Out
Sunday 13th May Formal Opening of the 2018 exhibition by Malcolm & Mary Stacey
Sunday 10th June Theme: Traditional Handicrafts
Sunday 1st July Wollaton Festival with afternoon tea at St Leonard’s Community Centre
Saturday 7th July Wollaton Arts Festival
Sunday 8th July
Saturday 21st July - Open Churches Weekend in conjunction with St Leonard's Church, where refreshments will be available.
Sunday 22nd July - Open Churches Weekend in conjunction with St Leonard's Church, where refreshments will be avalable.
Sunday 12th August - Traditional WI Market including handmade crafts and greetings cards, home made jams and chutneys using locally grown produce. Refreshments will be available, tea and cake £1
Thursday 16th August - WHaCS Members Evening 7.00pm at the Dovecote, drinks and nibbles followed by a talk at St Leonard’s Church (Please note this event is for members only. Membership costs £5 per head, renewable in April 2019).
Saturday 8th September Heritage Open Day
Sunday 9th September Heritage Open Day
Saturday 15th September Heritage Open Day
Sunday 16th September Heritage Open Day
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
"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 includes:
"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 2.00pm - 4.30pm
GUIDED WALK around Wollaton Village and
St Leonard's Church leaves the Dovecote at 3.00pm. It's free!