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
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)
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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