There's plenty to see and do at Wollaton Hall. Enjoy Natural History exhibits, tours of the house, the grounds and lake, formal and botanical gardens, cafés, shops and much more.
Since opening in 1926, Wollaton Hall has been home to the city's Natural History Museum. With a collection of 750,000 objects, ranging from fossils, minerals, plants and eggs to invertebrates, vertebrates, shells (molluscs) and taxidermy, as well as 'spirit' preserved animals and rare specimens from across the globe, Wollaton Hall is the largest dedicated Natural History museum in the county.
Built in 1588, Grade I listed Wollaton Hall nestles in 500 acres of parkland boasting diverse habitats including grassland, wetland and woodland. Herds of red and fallow deer roam free with the lake creating a dramatic contrast to the Hall that overlooks it.
The parkland is used regularly for orienteering, geocaching and popular amongst birdwatchers, photographers and wildlife spotters.
The vast outdoor spaces are also used for large-scale outdoor events such as concerts, sporting events and festivals.
Explore the house from different perspectives: from the wealth and grandeur of the Prospect Room and upper levels to the Tudor Kitchen in the basement.
Private tours for special occasions and groups are available upon request including themes such as Architecture, Ghost Tours, Tudors, Kitchens, Gardens and more.
We have two fabulous places for you to stop for a refuel; Courtyard Café, which is a stylish addition to the Courtyard stables, and the quirky Wollaton 508 Café located next to the fabulous children's play area.
Wollaton Hall is an Elizabethan country house of the 1580s standing on a small but prominent hill in Wollaton Park, Nottingham. The house is now Nottingham's Natural History Museum, with Nottingham Industrial Museum in the out-buildings. The surrounding parkland is home to a large herd of free-roaming deer, and is regularly used for large-scale outdoor events such as rock concerts, sporting events and festivals.