How to get to Nottingham Industrial Museum

Nottingham Industrial Museum sits in the 17th-century stable block of Wollaton Hall, on the western edge of Nottingham. We are about 3 miles from the city centre.

By car

Please program your sat nav for ‘Wollaton Park and Hall’ or  NG8 2AE.

From Nottingham and the East:

Follow signs to the University of Nottingham and then the brown signs to Wollaton Park and Hall.

From the M1:

  • Take junction 25 and then the A52 to Nottingham (1st exit from the roundabout from the north, 4th exit from the roundabout from the south).
  • Stay on the A52 through the ‘Bardills’  roundabout and across the ‘Bramcote’ roundabout.
  • Turn left onto Thoresby Road. Continue onto Bramcote Lane and take the second exit at the roundabout to stay on Bramcote Lane.
  • At the T junction, opposite the Admiral Rodney pub, turn right onto Wollaton Road, then continue past St Leonard’s Church.
  • After the bend, Wollaton Hall and Deer Park will be on your right.
  • Pass the Exit gate and at the main entrance turn right into the park, over the cattle grid.

The nearest car park to the Nottingham Industrial Museum is at the end of the drive. From the entrance follow the road past the first car park and children’s play area, turn left onto the tree-lined drive and come up to the second car park on your right.

Wollaton Park charges for parking to fund major improvements (£3 for 3 hours or £5 per day, coins only). Parking does not include entry to the museum. You will find parking ticket machines in each car park. Wollaton Park shop also sells tickets and provides change. Unfortunately, Nottingham Industrial Museum can do neither.

Blue Badge Holders park free of charge.

Cycling

Cycle paths link Wollaton Park with the centre of Nottingham. You will find the Nottingham City cycle path map here.

Public Transport

Nottingham is served by a mainline rail station. Two buses connect the city centre with Wollaton Park: No 30 (the Pink Line, stopping at the park gates on Wollaton Road) and No 35. The bus stops are a short walk from the station.

From the Victoria area of Nottingham, the following buses will bring you to Wollaton:

  • The Trent Barton Two from the bus station; get off at the Wheelhouse Pub and cross the road to the entry gate.
  • The NCT 30 from John Lewis which will drop you off at the park exit gate.
  • The NCT 36 & NCT 35 which take you to Wollaton Park Gates on Derby Road.

While the Broadmarsh refurbishments are taking place, the Trent Barton i4 and the Your Bus Y5 will depart from the bottom of Friar Lane on the junction of Market Square. Both come to Wollaton and stop at Wollaton Park Gates on Derby Road.

Finding the museum

Once in Wollaton Park follow signs for the Hall Shop and Restaurant. The museum sits in the same stable block – opposite the table tennis table and toilets.

Access and facilities

Access statement for Nottingham Industrial Museum

This access statement does not contain personal opinions as to our suitability for those with access needs but aims to accurately describe the facilities and services that we offer all our guests and visitors.

Nottingham Industrial Museum is located across several buildings in the 17th-century stable block at Wollaton Park and Hall.

There is disabled access with some limitations. Both the textile and transport galleries are readily accessible and visitors can request access to the communications gallery via the courtyard. The Gin Yard and Steam Hall can be accessed by wheelchair over some uneven ground.

If you have any queries or require any assistance please phone 0115 915 3936 or email us.

We welcome all special assistance dogs to Nottingham Industrial Museum. A drinking bowl is available – please ask a member of staff for assistance.

Seating is available in the Textile gallery and in the Gin Yard, as well as in the courtyard outside the museum.

Floor surfaces are concrete inside and uneven surfaces in the Gin Yard.
The lighting in the galleries is generally bright and evenly lit with fluorescent lights and spots.

Toilets are available opposite the museum and Wollaton Hall has a ‘Changing Places’ toilet with height adjustable changing bench.

Wollaton Park and Hall has a cafe and shop, both in the stable block near to Nottingham Industrial Museum. No food is allowed in the museum.

Children

Nottingham Industrial Museum welcomes all children and they find our exhibits fascinating. However, the museum has moving machinery and exhibits may only be protected by low barriers, so we ask that you keep your children with you at all times. Children below the age of 16 are only allowed in the museum with an accompanying adult.

Dogs

No dogs, except special assistance dogs.

More information

Click here for Opening Times and Entry Fees

Click here for other attractions in the area