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Wollaton Hall and Deer Park

Visit Wollaton Park and Hall
Visit Wollaton Hall and Deer Park

Wollaton Hall is an Elizabethan country house of the 1580s standing on a small but prominent hill in Wollaton Park, Nottingham.

Wollaton is a classic prodigy house, “the architectural sensation of its age”, though its builder was not a leading courtier and its construction stretched the resources he mainly obtained from coal mining. Though much re-modelled inside, the “startlingly bold” exterior remains largely intact.

The Hall also houses Nottingham Natural History Museum.

The Hall has formal gardens and a small walled botanic garden. The surrounding parkland has a herd of deer, and is regularly used for large-scale outdoor events such as rock concerts, sporting events and festivals.

Guided walks and tours of the house and grounds are available.

Nottingham City Museums and Galleries

Nottingham boasts a fine history and cultural heritage.

Nottingham Castle

Newstead Abbey

Museum of Nottingham Life and Brewhouse Yard

Green’s Windmill and Science Centre

New Art Exchange

Nottingham Contemporary (art gallery)

Papplewick Pumping Station

Visit Papplewick Pumping Station
Visit Papplewick Pumping Station

Papplewick Pumping Station was built between 1882 and 1885. Using two James Watt & Co beam engines it pumped millions of gallons of fresh, clean water every day to the rapidly increasing population of industrial Nottingham. Today, thanks to the endeavours of The Papplewick Pumping Station Trust, a Registered Charity dedicated to the preservation of the Pumping Station, and the enthusiasm of the volunteer members of the Papplewick Association, you can experience the most spectacular, preserved water Pumping Station in the British Isles.

The Pumping Station is Now protected as a Scheduled Ancient Monument, the highest preservation order that can be bestowed upon a site in England. The Trust holds regular steaming events throughout the year (including tours of the underground reservoir), wedding ceremonies and educational visits. The income from these activities helps the Trust continue the essential preservation of this important site for future generations.

The Pumping Station is open on Sundays for static displays and holds eight steam events during the year including its popular 1940s event in October – see the website for dates and times.


The DH Lawrence Birthplace Museum

DH Lawrence Birthplace
Visit The DH Lawrence Birthplace

This authentically recreated miner’s cottage is the birthplace of world-renowned Nottinghamshire author D.H. Lawrence. Visitors can experience the humble beginnings of the controversial writer who scandalised the literary establishment.

Guided and self-guided tours of the historic site are available, introducing the fascinating early life of Lawrence. Check out the website for more information on entry times and admission prices.

In each room, there is meticulous attention to the style of the period, so that it really does transport the visitor back in time. From the parlour to the attic, everything appears just as it would have been in a Victorian household. A great experience for all, whether you are a Lawrence fan or not.

The charming, award-winning museum also includes an exhibition featuring pieces such as his original watercolour paintings and his headstone!

The museum is also your starting point to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside, which inspired so much of Lawrence’s work, and the Blue Line Trail; an urban walk taking you by other points of interest relating to Lawrence.

More information

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If you have an attraction in the area or a kindred museum in the region, contact the webeditor to discuss a slot on our website.

We welcome weekday private group tours - please contact us to arrange

Find us

In the Courtyard at Wollaton Hall and Deer Park.


  • Adult £4.00
  • Concession / Student £3.00
  • Accompanied children FREE
  • Special prices may apply for event days - please see event pages for details
  • See 'Opening Times and Entry Fees' for discounted entry terms and conditions

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Nottingham Industrial Museum is a registered charity (Number: 1167388).
We depend on your generosity to keep the museum open.

Volunteers manage and operate Nottingham Industrial Museum. We provide excellent opportunities for personal development. Please support the museum with your time and skills.

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Nottingham Industrial Museum is a Registered Charity Number: 1167388
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Registered address: The Courtyard, Wollaton Hall And Deer Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, NG8 2AE

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