Our work

The work of the pauper inmates is now carried out by our conservation team © National Trust

The work of the pauper inmates is now carried out by our conservation team

Conservation

Our small housekeeping and conservation team work around the clock to keep The Workhouse clean. From scrubbing to dusting our conservators and volunteers work to minimise damage caused over time and help us tell The Workhouse story to future generations.

The 1970s bedsit was recreated based on oral history testimonies © David Slaviero

The 1970s bedsit was recreated based on oral history testimonies

Oral History

Oral history plays a strong part in the interpretation of The Workhouse. The volunteer team have worked for well over a decade to collect memories from over 60 people who once lived, worked and grew up here. These testimonies help us to interpret The Workhouse and link the past to the present.

Dame Fiona opened the Laundry with the help of a willing pauper © National Trust/Jacqueline Anderson

Dame Fiona opened the Laundry with the help of a willing pauper

Celebrating 10 years at The Workhouse

On 13 March 2012, The Workhouse celebrated 10 years of being open to the public under the care of the National Trust. Past and present staff and volunteers gathered together to celebrate. Here's to the next 10.

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