Events

Graft, Gruel & Good-for-Nothings

Help the paupers prepare a Victorian dinner on our living history day © National Trust

Help the paupers prepare a Victorian dinner on our living history day

30 July, 12noon - 4pm

Meet characters from The Workhouse’s past as you step back in time to the 1840s on our living history day.

Witness the paupers' banter as they prepare dinner and find out about the workhouse diet.

Get hands on and help the paupers pick oakum, lend a hand with the laundry or take part in a Victorian school lesson.

  • Included in house admission

Graft, Gruel & Good-for-Nothings

Lend a hand with the laundry on our living history day © Stuart McIntyre

Lend a hand with the laundry on our living history day

30 July, 12noon - 4pm

Meet characters from The Workhouse’s past as you step back in time to the 1840s on our living history day.

Witness the paupers' banter as they prepare dinner and find out about the workhouse diet.

Get hands on and help the paupers pick oakum, lend a hand with the laundry or take part in a Victorian school lesson.

  • Included in house admission

Paupers, Petticoats & Pinafores

2 April - 2 November, 12 - 5pm

A new 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

Summer Holidays: Family Craft Days

Wednesdays in August, 12 - 3:30pm

A chance for children to get hands-on with a range of arts and craft activities with a different theme each week including Victorian crafts, toys and gardens.

  • £3 make & take

Summer Sundays at The Workhouse

Pauper's Yarn Family Tour, 11:15am

A hands-on family focussed introductory tour of The Workhouse led by a pauper guide.

Pop-up Paupers & Picnics, 12-4pm

Bring your own picnic and enjoy pauper tales in the garden.

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