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WOLLATON VILLAGE DOVECOTE MUSEUM

DOVECOTE DRIVE, WOLLATON, NG8 2NB

Updated March 2019

Opening Dates 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 by  Ninya Mikhaila who appeared in the TV series "A Stitch In Time" 

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       

Sunday 15th September HERITAGE OPEN DAYS supporting St Leonard's Church.

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 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 2019 will include:

Recreated 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.

Historic maps of Wollaton - from 1771 to 1960 with references to some of the old cottages

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, also Sunday 15th September as part of Heritage Open Days, when St Leonard's Church wll also be open for guided tours.

Individual group visits can also be arranged.

FREE GUIDED WALK

Around Wollaton Village and St Leonard's Church leaves the Dovecote at 3.00pm

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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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