Wollaton Hall

Spectacular Elizabethan house and garden at Wollaton Hall, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. It was designed by Robert Smythson for Sir Francis Willoughby in 1580. There is nothing left of the original garden although the terraces are still visible.

The formal gardens surrounding the house include the Sensory Garden laid out in 1990s.

Several garden buildings including the 19th century Loggia and Camellia House – the latter is occasionally open to the public.

Entrance to the house and Park is free although parking charges apply. There are special paid tours of the house.

The house is now home to the Nottingham Natural History Museum with displays of botany, zoology and geology – Titus, T-Rex is here until 2033.

The Nottingham Industrial Museum can be found in the Stables.

‘We Dig Wollaton 2021’ is a project run by York Archaeology in partnership with Nottingham City Council and University of Nottingham. It is investigating the landscape of Wollaton from farmland to formal gardens to community space.

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INFORMATION

Address: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG8 2AE View map Phone: 0115 876 3100 Length of visit: 2-3 hours
Dog friendly: Yes
Cafe: Yes
Car park: Yes
House open: Yes
House open - occasionally: No
Family friendly: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Wheelchair - majority: Yes

For information on opening times and to buy tickets: Click here

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