Wollaton Village Dovecoat Museum

Wollaton Village Dovecoat Museum, Nottingham: Address, Wollaton Village Dovecoat Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Wollaton Village Dovecoat Museum

Wollaton Village Dovecoat Museum
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Master Jonjon
London, UK344 contributions
This is among Wollaton’s (or West Nottingham’s) handful of oldest-surviving buildings, and hence
May 2019 • Friends
... lucky enough to gather enough protests to save it from demolition.

Built in the 1560s by Wollaton Hall’s Willoughby family – two decades before they had the hall.

1. The museum opens monthly and on the day you’ll see all these signs reminding you yet again it’s opening today (it works - the dovecote is so packed with visitors and gung-ho exhibition guides). Bright yellow and scattered all across Wollaton’s fences and bushes, it’s hard to miss this featured event as you follow the arrows into ever tinier roads, and finally into Dovecote Drive.

2. It was indeed originally a dovecote rearing thousands of doves for their meat and eggs, more than enough for the local population. Converted into a stable by the late nineteenth century. But then after it changed hands in 1926, the house became so under-repaired that it was nearly demolished.

3. A conservation society happens here. Hence all these posters and boards on Wollaton’s past and its hidden places; a guide introduces me to a secret garden at the side of Wollaton Park with the hope of it being restored.

Also historic maps for purchase.
Written June 27, 2019
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27molly1945
Nottingham, UK2 contributions
Wollaton Dovecote
Sep 2017 • Solo
This gem of a museum has many interesting items displayed. This year the main display is various maps of Wollaton with descriptions to identify different parts of the village. Very helpful guides always present.

The display changes annually. Children need to be accompanied by adults

Limited opening hours during summer months only. Check with website before visiting.
www.spanglefish/WollatonHistorical.
Written September 12, 2017
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Angela G
Nottingham, UK5 contributions
Spelling should be DOVECOTE
May 2017 • Couples
If you are looking for further information, opening times etc, you will need the correct spelling. DoveCOAT is wrong. This 16th century building is a dovecote, pronounced "dovecott" and the address is Dovecote Drive NG8 2NB. "Dove" to identify the original inhabitants, "cote" for shelter or home, from which the word cottage is derived.
Written September 12, 2017
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RichardEade
Beeston, UK351 contributions
A hidden gem
Aug 2015 • Friends
This is a restored Dovecoat, fomerly belonging to the origiinal Wollaton Hall which was much nearer the centre of Wollaton village than the current hall. As well as telling the history of the Dovecoat, there are exhibtions showing cottage life, local history and proposed projects. The volunteers who run the museum are knowledgeable and friendly. Note: the musem is only open on the second Sunday afternnon of summer months.
Written August 10, 2015
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