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Autumn in Rise Park

Wollaton Hall & Martins Pond



A splendid Tudor Hall and natural history museum set in acres of parkland with two herds of deer roaming free - a short car ride away. All within the City boundary !

Wollaton Hall (a seven mile, 20 minute journey by car from Rise Park) is within the City Boundary and set in over 500 acres of historic Deer Park

The Hall is a spectacular Tudor building,  completed in 1588.


It is now home to the city's  Natural  History  Museum, the City's Industrial  Museum, Steam Engine House, Wollaton Visitor Centre and the Yard Gallery - an exhibition space with a changing programme of exhibitions exploring art and the environment


Guided tours are available subject to a charge.


Café and toilet facilities. Are available from within the hall or in the outside Gallery / Industrial Museum yard

Martins Pond & Harrison's Plantation - photo on right

These are included on this page as they comprise a Local Nature Reserve (LNR) situated very close to Wollaton Hall Park.

The area comprises a sizeable pond (fishing allowed subject to ticket) and large area of secluded woodland.
An unexpected oasis of calm in the midst of City traffic and a housing estate.

There are ample pathways through the reserve, including a well constructed boardwalk overlooking extensive reed beds


Main access to Martins Pond is via a gate on Russell Avenue - off Russell Drive. Street parking only

Martins Pond Wollaton Entrance sign to Martinds Pond The boardwalk at Martins Pond Wollaton

Car park charge is £2 per car for all day but admission to the museums is then completely free of charge.  (2011)


Vehicle entry and exit is from Wollaton Road only - except on special event days, when entrance is usually from the main gate on the Ring Road. Will be well signposted for such events

The Camellia House - pictured right

Major restoration work was completed in 2007, including restoration of the Camellia House (the oldest cast iron framed greenhouse in  Europe)

Wollaton Hall with foreground of Autumn colours

Deer Park  There are two free roaming deer herds within the park, and care needs to be exercised at certain times of the year - particularly in the rutting season when the animals can be aggressive in defence of their herds and territory

Adequate warning signs are posted and should be observed. Dogs should be kept on leads at all times

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