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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

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


Open 2.00pm - 4.30pm

GUIDED WALK around Wollaton Village and

St Leonard's Church leaves the Dovecote at 3.00pm. It's free!

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