A spectacular Elizabethan mansion and deer park just three miles from Nottingham city centre...
A spectacular Elizabethan mansion and deer park just three miles from Nottingham city centre, Wollaton Hall is one of the country’s finest Grade One listed Elizabethan mansions, set within 500 acres of gardens and beautiful parkland with free roaming deer and a large lake.
The Hall was designed by Robert Smythson and built by Sir Francis Willoughby between 1580 and 1588. It now houses the Nottingham Natural History Museum along with period room settings.
Visitors will also find Nottingham Industrial Museum on site, as well as the Yard Gallery (open for special events). You can also visit the café in the courtyard for light refreshments, speciality teas and homemade cakes.
As well as hosting large festival events including Splendour Music Festival, Wollaton Hall has also used as a film location for Wayne Manor in the 2012 Batman: The Dark Knight Rises.
Dinosaurs of China at Wollaton Hall is a one-time only world exclusive exhibition of dinosaurs. Featuring fossils and specimens never before seen outside of Asia, the collection brings to life the story of how dinosaurs evolved into the birds that live alongside us today. With over 55,000 tickets sold to date since its opening on 1 July, the exhibition runs to 29 October.
Working in Partnership with Lakeside Arts, The Art of Dinosaur Science at Lakeside presents further interactive and engaging dino exhibits and activities.
By car: 3 miles to the west of the city centre it can be found by following the brown signs from the A52 or the A6514. From the M1 take junction 25 and follow the signs. Postcode NG8 2AE.
To enter via the Derby Road entrance, take the Trent Barton Indigo or NCT number 35 or 36. To enter via the Wollaton Road entrance, take the Trent Barton number 2, or the NCT pink line number 30.
Opening times (Wollaton Hall): 10am - 5pm daily | last admission 4pm.
0115 876 3100