For families

Let Mary Mouse be your guide

Volunteer Maddie developed our children's guide and trails © Lynsey Woods

Volunteer Maddie developed our children's guide and trails

New children's guide

Using our charmingly illustrated guide, follow the footsteps of The Workhouse characters Mary, a pauper mouse and George, the Master’s cat to take you around the building. A great way to explore The Workhouse with the family.

Trails to collect

Children can pick from one of four new trails which are based on real workhouse characters.

Let Mary Mouse be your guide

Maddie has tried and tested the trails © Lynsey Woods

Maddie has tried and tested the trails

New children's guide

Using our charmingly illustrated guide, follow the footsteps of The Workhouse characters Mary, a pauper mouse and George, the Master’s cat to take you around the building. A great way to explore The Workhouse with the family.

Trails to collect

Children can pick from one of four new trails which are based on real workhouse characters.

Family checklist

  • Pump a bucketful of water
  • Sniff carbolic soap
  • Pick oakum
  • Find Reverend Becher
  • Try writing on a school slate
  • Try out a straw mattress
  • Try a nightshirt on for size
  • Dress up as a pauper

 

Pop-Up Paupers

 © Stuart McIntyre

Meet pauper characters as they go about their daily tasks on your journey round the building.

Pop-Up Pauper & Other Characters

  • Sundays in August, 12-4pm
  • 20 & 21 September, 12-4pm

Pop-Up Paupers

 © Ian Stewart

Meet pauper characters as they go about their daily tasks on your journey round the building.

Pop-Up Pauper & Other Characters

  • Sundays in August, 12-4pm
  • 20 & 21 September, 12-4pm

Pop-Up Paupers

 © Stuart McIntyre

Meet pauper characters as they go about their daily tasks on your journey round the building.

Pop-Up Pauper & Other Characters

  • Sundays in August, 12-4pm
  • 20 & 21 September, 12-4pm

Pop-Up Paupers

 © Stuart McIntyre

Meet pauper characters as they go about their daily tasks on your journey round the building.

Pop-Up Pauper & Other Characters

  • Sundays in August, 12-4pm
  • 20 & 21 September, 12-4pm

Pop-Up Paupers

 © National Trust / Lynsey Woods

Meet pauper characters as they go about their daily tasks on your journey round the building.

Pop-Up Pauper & Other Characters

  • Sundays in August, 12-4pm
  • 20 & 21 September, 12-4pm

Family events 2014

With craft activities and trails, pauper-led tours and events there's plenty of family fun at The Workhouse this summer.

'It was the best experience of the holiday' - Robert

'I loved making my rag doll and weaving' - Lily

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