WOLLATON VILLAGE DOVECOTE MUSEUM
DOVECOTE DRIVE, WOLLATON, NG8 2NB
Updated September 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.
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 included:
"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!