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Wollaton Hall and Deer Park

Wollaton, Nottingham. NG8 2AE • (0115) 876 3100
Wollaton Hall, Nottingham
Wollaton Hall, Nottingham

Wollaton Hall was originally designed by Robert Smythson and built for Sir Francis Willoughby, being completed following eight years of building work in 1588 - the year of the Spanish Armada. It is home to the city's Natural History Museum and Natural Connections Gallery.

The building is in the English Renaissance style and its flamboyant design is considered to be a masterpiece. Following a fire in 1642 the interior was extensively remodelled, and again radically redesigned by Sir Jeffry Wyatville in the late 18th and early 19th centuries for the 6th Lord Middleton. The exterior remains little altered since its construction and is as stunning today as it was in 1588.

Since Wollaton Hall opened to the public in 1926, it has been home to the city's natural history museum. On display are some of the best items from the three quarters of a million specimens that make up its zoology, geology, and botany collections.

Don't miss the chance to go behind-the-scenes on one of the guided tours - including the hidden Admirals Bath, the stunning Prospect Room and the working Tudor Kitchen.

The immaculately kept formal gardens provide the perfect spot to sit and relax. Here you can also visit The Camellia House, the oldest cast iron glasshouse in Europe. Segway tours of Wollaton Park are also available on the last Sunday of the month for which there is a charge.


Free Entry, Café Serving Meals, Picnic Area, Public Toilets.

No easily accessible wifi. No smoking.

Opening Times:

Deer Park: 8am to dusk Monday to Friday, 9am to dusk Saturday and Sunday; Wollaton Hall and Museum: 11am-4pm Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday (please check the website for any late changes). Free Admission.


Advance booking is not required.


Located to the west of Nottingham between Derby Road and Wollaton Road.

Getting There:

Bus Bus service 30 operates from outside the Victoria Centre on Milton Street to Wollaton via Wollaton Road. Alight at Rectory Gardens.


Limited onsite parking available - payment required.

Wollaton Hall is one of the country’s finest Elizabethan mansions, set within 500 acres of beautiful parkland. Experience stunning architecture, exhibitions, a packed events programme and an array of wildlife.

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Wollaton Hall and Deer Park, Wollaton, Nottingham. NG8 2AE • (0115) 876 3100

Last Updated Tuesday 7 June 2022

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