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Wollaton Hall description and photos - Great Britain: Nottingham. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Wollaton Hall.
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Wallaton Hall is a beautiful Elizabethan palace, country estate, which is now located in the heart of Nottingham. Wallaton Hall was built between 1580 and 1588 by the architect Robert Smithson for Sir Francis Willoughby. The building is in Elizabethan style with elements of the later era of King James. Ancaster limestone was used for its construction, and some of the decorations and sculptures were brought from Italy. In addition, there is also a French and Dutch influence.
The palace consists of a central building surrounded by four towers. At the end of the 18th century, a fire destroyed the interior decoration of the rooms on the first floor, but, fortunately, did not damage the supporting structures. The first floor gallery houses Nottinghamshire's oldest 17th century organ. The ceilings are decorated with beautiful paintings, and the windows offer a wonderful view of the park.
The building itself houses the Natural History Museum today, and visitors can also go downstairs and discover what the Tudor cuisine was like and enjoy the sight, sounds and smells. In the Nottingham Museum of Industry, a collection of old tractors attracts special attention.
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