Place of Interest
Wollaton Hall Wollaton Hall
Enjoy 500 acres of parkland and explore Elizabethan architecture at Wollaton Hall
Wollaton Hall makes a great day out in Nottingham, with plenty to do and great facilities.
Visiting the Hall and Museums
The Grade I listed Elizabethan Wollaton Hall is the largest dedicated Natural History Museum in the country.
Take a deep dive into the properties history by booking onto a tour of Wollaton Hall. See the Hall’s Tudor Kitchens in the basement which is juxtaposed to the grandeur of the Prospect Room on the upper floors.
The Natural History Museum is home to over 750,000 objects including everything from 1,000 glass jars containing preserved organisms to 47,000 rocks, minerals, and fossils. This makes for a fascinating visit for all ages.
Nottingham’s Industrial Museum is within Wollaton Hall, hosting many objects that made the city known across the world. From the worlds first video recorder to galleries displaying most important lace machinery of the country.
Enjoy the Deer Park and Gardens
The expansive grounds of Wollaton Hall can be enjoyed year-round and are home to almost 200 roaming deer.
You’ll find the formal gardens behind Wollaton Hall a lovely place for a gentle stroll with beautiful bedding plants, well maintained lawns, and plenty of benches.
Wildlife watchers will want to head in the direction of the Lake, a hotspot for birders. As well as being a beautiful location for a walk, bird watchers can spot lots of species including jays, nuthatches, sparrowhawks, and ring-necked parakeets. There’s a bird hide located at the western side of the lake.
There are a number of family trails in Wollaton Park, both indoors and outdoors with prizes available at the end. There’s also 30 geocaches to discover if you’re looking for ways to make your walk more entertaining.
Parking at Wollaton Hall
There’s plenty of parking available at Wollaton Hall. You can stay all day and pay your parking online or in the shops, café or Hall.