Wollaton Hall and Deer Park
Situated on a natural hill, and built between 1580 and 1588, Wollaton Hall is one of the country's finest Grade 1 listed Elizabethan mansions.
Located within the hall is the Natural History Museum housing wildlife exhibits and collections of rare and unique curiosity.
Set within 500 acres of rolling parkland, the site allows visitors of all ages to experience beautiful architecture and exciting exhibitions year round.
The park's dramatic natural beauty is host to many wildlife habitats including wetlands, grasslands, woodlands and avenues of ancient trees.
Herds of red and fallow deer roam free across the grounds and the lake creates a dramatic contrast to the stunningly situated hall.
In the grounds is the Camellia House, the oldest cast iron glasshouse in Europe.
The Hall is open daily,
11:00 - 16:00
Last admission 30 minutes before building closes.
The Park is open daily,
Monday to Friday 8.00am
Weekends and Bank Holidays 9.00am
Wollaton Hall is 3 miles to the west of the city centre and can be found by following the brown signs from the A52 or the A6514. From the M1 take junction 25 and follow the signs. The postcode for your sat nav is NG8 2AE.
Given the location of Wollaton Hall, we recommend you obtain travel information via the Travel Centre 0115 950 6070, Nottingham Tourist Information 0844 477 5678, or Traveline East Midlands on 0871 200 2233 or plan your journey online.
Professional/Commercial photography is allowed by prior appointment and a permit is required.
For more information and charges please see our photography information page.
Groups and Tours
We offer tours and talks to groups, with staff on hand to assist organisers and travel trade clients.
For those with Young Children and Babies, we offer:
- Baby feeding facilities (in the courtyard café)
- Baby changing facilities (in the courtyard 9am-5pm and near play park 5pm-8pm)
- All meals in the cafe as child sized portions
- Play park - located near Wollaton Road and Sutton Passeys entrance
- Activity and trail sheets (available from all shops)
- Family events throughout school holidays
Wollaton Hall staff are always keen to help the public get the most out of their visit. For those with limited mobility, or bespoke needs we offer:
- Free Mobility parking (with Blue Badge) in main car park and near the entrance to Wollaton Hall
- Lift access to gallery floors and toilets
- A ‘Changing Places’ toilet and height-adjustable bench; we ask people to bring their own slings and register before use at the Courtyard Shop or Potting Shed.
Accessible toilets are in the courtyard 9am-5pm and near the play park 5pm-8pm.
- Induction loop access across areas of the site.
- Tactile models of the park and hall in Lower Courtyard near the Potting Shed.
- Wheelchair access to the main hall. NOTE: Stairs feature on tour routes.
- Sensory experience in the formal garden.
- Manual wheelchairs available for use in hall and gardens. These can be collected from the hall and courtyard shop on arrival.
We do not allow drone flying at any time over Wollaton Park except by contractors commissioned by Nottingham City Council for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and are operating under controlled conditions.
Deer Calving Season
During the calving season (March to May), deer can be aggressive in defending their space and protective of young deer. Please exercise your dog on a lead whilst in the park.
Please take care when driving through the Park as it a busy heritage site with free roaming deer, the strict speed limit at all times is 15 mph.
Thank you for your co-operation during calving season.
Deer at Wollaton Hall
Wollaton Park is home to two herds of deer - 90 Red and 120 Fallow. Do not approach, touch or feed as they can be dangerous. Keep dogs under control as owners of dogs worrying the deer will receive a fine of up to £1,000. Take note of seasonal deer activity such as rutting and calving.