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“Industrial museum is a hidden treasure”

Wollaton Hall and Park
Ranked #1 of 124 things to do in Nottingham
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Wollaton Hall is one of the country's finest Grade One listed Elizabethan mansions, set within 500 acres of beautiful parkland. Experience stunning architecture, exhibitions, a packed events program and an array of wildlife. Go behind the scenes on a variety of guided tours available throughout the year and on demand for groups. Other special events include costumed tours, puppet shows, craft fairs, Segway tours and our popular spooky Ghost Nights (not for the faint hearted!). Visit the Cafe in the Courtyard for light refreshments including freshly ground coffee, specialty teas and home made cakes.
Nottingham England
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“Industrial museum is a hidden treasure”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

The Jacobean House was rather disappointing - its mainly set up for school trips rather than a wider adult audience. The park and grounds are extensive, a good place for a walk on a nice day and a great amenity for the city.
There is also an industrial museum that could be easily overlooked and has a modest entrance charge but is a real gem. This has an extensive collection of steam engines that are 'in steam' once a month only. We were fortunate enough to be there on one of those days and it was a wonderful experience - please check the website and go!! It is run entirely by volunteers.

Visited March 2013
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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“A great day out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

This is a really excellent day out with free access to an Elizabethan mansion. The park has a large lake and several herds of deer. Apart from the rutting season, the deer are quite safe but dogs must be kept on a lead for obvious reasons. There is an excellent cafe that has reasonable prices and a good choice of food and drink.

Visited August 2012
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South Australia, Australia
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“Not a huge amount to see”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2013

Lovely old building, beautiful grounds which are fantastic to walk around but inside Wollaton Hall there isnt that much to see. Good thing is - its free to get in!

Visited March 2013
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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“Enjoyable day out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2013

Great for an inexpensive day out has it is free entry you just pay a little for parking, very interesting.

Visited March 2013
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Loved the place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013

Though I am generally really verbose about places I go, I would say pack up some snacks and go there. You are gonna love this place.

Visited October 2012
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