Eating & shopping
The Workhouse shop
Welcome to our shop. If you are looking for a souvenir of your visit, an unusual gift or want to delve deeper into workhouse history then you will find something to suit.
Our range of unique Workhouse goods, special interest books and children's toys means that everyone will see a treat for them, the proceeds of which go towards looking after The Workhouse.
Are you Idle & Profligate or Blameless & Deserving? Our gruel bowls serve as a great memento of your visit and an even better gift idea.
Collectors of fridge magnets and keyrings can add to their hoard with Workhouse versions.
Special interest books
Find out more about The Workhouse and Victorian life through our books which range from the history of the privy to memoirs of a Victorian midwife. An extensive selection of titles by workhouse expert Peter Higginbotham are also available.
Why not take home a copy of The Workhouse guidebook to reflect on your visit?
Garden enthusiasts will find all manner of items to enhance the look of their plots.
From bird-feeders to herb kits and much more besides, green-fingered visitors can seek inspiration to update their gardens whatever their size.
Try your hand at a Victorian game or pastime like diabolo or practice your copperplate handwriting on your very own slate. We've also got more modern pocket money treats.
Feeling peckish? Then grab yourself a bag of traditional sweets.
Refreshment and Reflection
Visit The Day Room refreshment area for hot or cold drinks, sandwiches and small snacks. An ideal space to sit and reflect on your visit with the comfort of a hot drink.
Fresh and seasonal
Our Workhouse garden flourishes with seasonal produce grown from heritage seed varieties. Purchase fresh produce from our vegetable barrow. Find out more.