The Workhouse, Southwell

The Workhouse, Southwell

Things to see and do

The Workhouse, Southwell

What's on 

Upcoming events

'From Workhouse to Welfare' exhibition

Fri 29 Apr 2016
12:00-17:00
A series of exhibition pieces throughout The Workhouse investigating the changing use of the buildings and the people who lived in them.

Archive Day

Sun 01 May 2016
12:00-16:00
Step inside our library to meet our research team and see how they start their investigations into The Workhouse's past.

Workhouse Wall of Names

Sun 01 May 2016
12:00-17:00
The research team at The Workhouse need you! Do recognise any of the surnames on our 'wall of names'? Can you help us explore the history of The Workhouse?

Museums at Night: Stories of Hope

Fri 13 May 2016
18:30-20:30
The Workhouse Storytellers present a special 'Museums at Night' after-hours storytelling evening exploring the lives of inmates, who despite having a rough start, managed to turn their lives around.

Victorian Garden Day

Sat 25 Jun 2016
12:00-16:00
The paupers will be hard at work in the Victorian vegetable garden. Find out about what's grown and how it influenced the pauper diet.

Graft, Gruel & Good-for-Nothings

Wed 27 Jul 2016
12:00-16:00
Meet Workhouse characters as you step back in time to the 1840s. Pick oakum, join a Victorian school lesson or lend a hand with the laundry.
The Workhouse, Southwell

Eating and shopping

Display of Workhouse shop products including gifts and souvenirs

Visit the gift shop and Day Room refreshment area 

Browse our shop for workhouse inspired gifts and souvenirs, or take a break with a light snack and a hot drink.

The Workhouse, Southwell

History

The Workhouse, Southwell

Our work

The Workhouse, Southwell

Get involved

The Workhouse, Southwell

Learning

School children dressed as paupers receiving a Victorian school lesson

Opportunities for schools and students 

Work with our award-winning education team to create a thought provoking session for your pupils in this atmospheric setting.

The Workhouse, Southwell

Groups

An interpretation panel printed on gauze showing three old and infirm male paupers in dormitory

Organise a visit or private tour 

We have a variety of options to suit your needs and interests, so take a look at what we can offer and how to book your group day out.