Our work

The old scrubbing brushes have been replaced by more modern methods © David Slaviero

The old scrubbing brushes have been replaced by more modern methods

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.

Oral history interviews help us to interpret The Workhouse for visitors © Ian Shaw

Oral history interviews help us to interpret The Workhouse for visitors

Oral History

Oral history plays a strong part in the interpretation of The Workhouse. The volunteer team have worked for the past 10 years to collect memories from over 50 people who once lived, worked and grew up here.

Read on to find out more, read about our new Women in The Workhouse exhibition and discover how you can share your memories with us.

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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