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Updated December 2018

Wollaton Historical & Conservation Society is delighted to announce that the Dovecote Museum garden has 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 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. 


Open end April for Radio Nottingham Big Day Out and then the 2nd Sunday of the month, May to September 2.00pm - 4.30pm

Individual group visits can also be arranged.

GUIDED WALK around Wollaton Village and

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


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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