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Pupils receive a Victorian school-lesson during a visit to The Workhouse © The Workhouse, National Trust

Pupils receive a Victorian school-lesson during a visit to The Workhouse

The Workhouse Experience

Visit to find out about life in a Victorian Workhouse, attitudes to the poor and how welfare has developed through the years.

Students will gain a fascinating insight through a varied learning programme delivered in this unique and atmospheric setting.

Key Stage 2

Immersive Victorian Workhouse role-play experience

Travel back in time with your class and enter The Workhouse as Victorian paupers. Choose from a range of afternoon workshops.

Download our KS2 Welcome Pack

Key Stage 3

The Workhouse, Southwell

Discover how the poor were treated in the 1840s with a guided tour. You may even encounter some Workhouse characters along the way!

Get in touch with the Learning Team for more information.

GCSE, AS & A-level

The architecture of hope or despair?

Our curriculum-linked tours and workshops offer a thought-provoking glimpse into social welfare provision since 1824.

Get in touch with the Learning Team to discuss your requirements.

EGM

You may benefit from becoming Education Group Members. Designed to allow not for profit education groups free entry to properties owned by the National Trust and discounted charges for learning visits.

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Booking

Contact the Learning Team

Please note that school visits are very popular, book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

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