Whether you're studying Victorians at Key Stage 2, the Welfare State at GCSE or the Condition of England at A-level, visit The Workhouse for a thought-provoking insight into life in a Victorian workhouse.


A guided tour of The Workhouse can really bring history alive for university groups. Our experienced guides adapt their tours to suit your focus and love to share their knowledge with you.


The Workhouse Outreach Box is ready and waiting for you to hire. Create a Victorian classroom display with interesting objects and dress-up in the pauper outfits.

Sandford Award winners

The Workhouse is a proud winner of the Sandford Award. The Learning Team has won this award for its heritage education provision. This kite mark for excellence and high standards shows that The Workhouse provides a quality learning experience for students. Find out more

Family learning

We also offer informal learning experiences:

  • Try out our children's guide and trails based on real workhouse characters.
  • Our varied events programme includes living history days and character-led tours which bring our archives to life.

Plan your family visit