Things to see & do
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Which path will you choose?
Choose your path. Will it be the pauper's path or the Guardian's path? Paupers had a long hard journey to The Workhouse on foot to seek refuge, imagine being confronted with the imposing building. Pauper entry was to the side of the building whereas the visiting Guardians used the central path and entered through the main entrance.
Join Mary Mouse and George the Cat with our free children's guide to The Workhouse. Explore the building with the aid of a charmingly illustrated guide for families.
Pick from one of our new trails; Joseph Disney, Kate Parker, Master & Matron or Hidden Heritage and on completion collect a special stamp which permits your release from The Workhouse.
Paupers, Petticoats & Pinafores
View a new exhibition focusing on research, design and construction of recently introduced replica female pauper costumes, as worn at Southwell Workhouse in the 1840s.