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Where is the exhibition being held?

The main Dinosaurs of China exhibition is at Wollaton Hall (Nottingham) with a partner exhibition The Art of Dinosaur Science at Lakeside Arts.


Opening Times

Wollaton Hall: 10am - 5pm daily | last admission 4pm

Lakeside Arts: Tuesday to Saturday 11am - 5pm. Sunday midday - 4pm



Dinosaurs of China (Wollaton Hall)

Adult £7 | Child £5 | Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children) £20 | Under 5s FREE
NOTE: Tickets subject to a 10% booking fee
Price excludes ‘Special Events’ with prices subject to change | Carers free when accompanying a ticket holder. Contact to book additional tickets


The Art of Dinosaur Science (Lakeside Arts)

FREE entry although associated costs apply to special events including Workshops etc


Can I buy  tickets on the day? 

Yes, but these will be subject to availability and limited during peak periods. There is no concessionary rate for the exhibition. 



We advise you arrive slightly early for exhibition slots; we attempt to accommodate late arrivals, but cannot guarantee when the next available admission might be.

At Wollaton Hall there is lift access to all the exhibition gallery floors and toilets. A ‘Changing Places’ toilet is available near the Stable Courtyard Café in Wollaton Park (users are requested to bring their own slings and register before use with site staff). At Lakeside Arts, the exhibition is on the ground floor and has access level toilets.

Nottingham City Museums & Galleries service we aim to be fully inclusive. The Hall is a grade 1 listed Elizabethan mansion. We are mindful that due to the nature of historical buildings some visitors may experience limitations. We are confident by gaining the correct support we can provide enough information that everyone will enjoy this world class exhibit.



You can pre-book parking tickets for the exhibition at Wollaton Hall at the time of purchasing your event ticket; this will guarantee you all-day parking. More generally, you will be able to park on the day, although spaces will be limited at peak times.

Parking at Lakeside Arts is limited during term time and there is no pre-booking.


What facilities are on site?

There are cafés – at both Wollaton Hall and Lakeside Arts (with wheelchair access) - serving hot and cold food and drinks as well as baby changing facilities, accessible toilets and shops.’



You will be able to store your pushchair at Wollaton Hall in the buggy park at the start of the exhibition trail although buggies left unsupervised are left at owner's risk. You will not be able to leave your pushchair at Lakeside Arts


What can I expect?

The Dinosaurs of China exhibition is designed to have a one-way flow and is signposted throughout with directional footprints on the floor. You can identify staff in black tops and volunteers in yellow tops. 


Private functions / hire

For functions, including parties, corporate events and weddings email , or (Lakeside Arts)

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