Events

Pop-up Pauper Weekend

Paupers peeking into The Workhouse © NTPL/Arnhel de Serra

Paupers peeking into The Workhouse

20 & 21 September, 12-4pm

Ever wondered what it would be like to live in a workhouse?

Step back in time to the 1840s and meet characters from The Workhouse’s past. Hear about their experiences of Victorian life and lend a hand with the laundry or have a go at picking oakum.

Included in normal house admission

 

Pop-up Pauper Weekend

Lend a hand with the laundry at Pop-up Pauper Weekend © Stuart McIntyre

Lend a hand with the laundry at Pop-up Pauper Weekend

20 & 21 September, 12-4pm

Ever wondered what it would be like to live in a workhouse?

Step back in time to the 1840s and meet characters from The Workhouse’s past. Hear about their experiences of Victorian life and lend a hand with the laundry or have a go at picking oakum.

Included in normal house admission

 

Pop-up Pauper Weekend

Dismayed by life in The Workhouse © Stuart McIntyre

Dismayed by life in The Workhouse

20 & 21 September, 12-4pm

Ever wondered what it would be like to live in a workhouse?

Step back in time to the 1840s and meet characters from The Workhouse’s past. Hear about their experiences of Victorian life and lend a hand with the laundry or have a go at picking oakum.

Included in normal house admission

 

Pop-up Pauper Weekend

Meet Master and find out how he runs The Workhouse © National Trust / Lynsey Woods

Meet Master and find out how he runs The Workhouse

20 & 21 September, 12-4pm

Ever wondered what it would be like to live in a workhouse?

Step back in time to the 1840s and meet characters from The Workhouse’s past. Hear about their experiences of Victorian life and lend a hand with the laundry or have a go at picking oakum.

Included in normal house admission

 

Paupers, Petticoats & Pinafores

2 April - 2 November, 12-5pm

An exhibition focusing on research, design and construction of recently introduced replica female pauper costumes, as worn at Southwell Workhouse in the 1840s.

  • Wednesday - Sunday
  • Included in house admission

Discover Greet House self-led tour

4 & 5 October, 12-4pm

In the 20th century, the Southwell Workhouse site was known as Greet House. Explore rarely seen areas including the Infirmary building on a self-led tour. Discover related artefacts and listen to oral history testimonies.

  • Included in house admission

 

The Big Draw: Picture a Pauper

Sunday 12 October, 12-4pm

Sketch real-life Workhouse characters and use the building and grounds as inspiration for your own artwork. Capture an autumn view from the top floor dormitories or experience what it was like to draw on a school slate.

  • Included in house admission

 

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