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Atmospheric 19th-century workhouse
Discover the most complete workhouse in existence. Meet the Reverend Becher, the founder of the Workhouse, by watching the introductory film and immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere evoked by the audio guide.
Based on real archive records, the guide helps bring the 19th-century inhabitants back to life.
Discover how society dealt with poverty through the centuries. Explore the segregated work yards, day rooms, dormitories, master's quarters and cellars, then see the recreated working 19th-century garden and find out what food the paupers would have eaten.
A Victorian Workhouse Christmas
Come and join in with the festivities as workhouse inmates prepare to celebrate Christmas under the watchful eye of Master and Matron. Wrap up warm, sing along to traditional carols, listen to storytellers and enjoy seasonal refreshments.
Friday 6 December, 5-8pm. Booking essential: 01636 817260 Find out more