WOLLATON VILLAGE DOVECOTE MUSEUM
DOVECOTE DRIVE, WOLLATON, NG8 2NB
Updated July 2021
"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".
RE-OPENING ON SUNDAY 25th JULY 2021
Formal opening at 2.15pm by Ron Cruxon
A chance for us all to celebrate a return to normality: All Welcome. The exhibition for 2021 will focus on the Walled Garden at Wollaton Park and the restoration. At 3.00pm there will be a guided walk around Wollaton Village, led by Andrew Hamilton and a tour of St Leonard's Church.
THE LIFE & TIMES OF A WOLLATON MAN
a 28 page book written during lockdown by 98 year old Ron Cruxon who has lived in Wollaton all his life. Text supported by many illustrations, photographs old and new.
Available from the Dovecote at £5 per copy.
Sunday 25th July - 2.15pm grand opening with drinks and the first chance to see the new exhibition.
Sunday 8th August - Craft Market, sale of artisan hand-made crafts, jam & marmalade, cakes, books, plants. 2.00 - 4.30pm Refreshmments available £1.00. Guided walk 3.00pm
Sunday 12th September - 2.00 - 4.30pm Heritage Open Day.
FREE ADMISSION. ALL DONATIONS AND SALE OF GOODS AND PUBLICATIONS WILL BE DONATED TO THE WALLED GAREN APPEAL.
Please note there are no toilets at the dovecote, but facilities are available nearby.
Looking ahead, in 2022 open from 2.00pm to 4.30pm on the 2nd Sunday of the month, May to September inclusive.
We are pleased to welcome group visits at other times. Enquiries via the feedback page, please.
THE DOVECOTE MUSEUM GARDEN
The Dovecote Museum garden again received a prestigious Green Flag award in 2019 recognising the achievement of a national standard for parks and green spaces.
The Britain in Bloom It's Your Neighbourhood awarded the garden the highest accolade of a Level 5 assessment "Outstanding" and we await the results for 2021.
Many thanks to the volunteers who helped to make this achievements possible.
Despite a spell of dry weather you can still see the initials F W in the lawn.
Some interesting fungi have been seen on the lawn
Admission is free - donations welcome
The museum receives no funding and relies entirely on visitor donations.
The Dovecote circa 1950
Individual group visits can also be arranged.
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.