Storytellers

Stories from The Workhouse

The Storytellers can be booked to perform at your place © National Trust

The Storytellers can be booked to perform at your place

The Workhouse Storytellers are a group of volunteers with an enthusiasm for sharing tales of the building's former occupants.

Each story is inspired by Workhouse records - census documents, punishment and medical records and correspondence with the Poor Law Commissioners in London.

Stories from The Workhouse

The Storytellers can be booked to perform at your place © National Trust

The Storytellers can be booked to perform at your place

The Workhouse Storytellers are a group of volunteers with an enthusiasm for sharing tales of the building's former occupants.

Each story is inspired by Workhouse records - census documents, punishment and medical records and correspondence with the Poor Law Commissioners in London.

Stories from The Workhouse

The Storytellers can be booked to perform at your place © National Trust

The Storytellers can be booked to perform at your place

The Workhouse Storytellers are a group of volunteers with an enthusiasm for sharing tales of the building's former occupants.

Each story is inspired by Workhouse records - census documents, punishment and medical records and correspondence with the Poor Law Commissioners in London.

Performing at your place

Your Story Experience

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The Workhouse Storytellers can be booked to perform at your group, society or organisational venue. The tales are designed to challenge 21st century audiences, leaving them keen to explore The Workhouse further.

Meet Characters

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Meet characters from The Workhouse's past and find out what made them happy and sad, how staff and inmates interacted with one another and how it might have felt to enter The Workhouse starving, cold and penniless.

Performance Profile

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  • Stories: 4 + intro
  • Location: East Midlands
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Cost: £50*

*Total cost will be confirmed upon booking. Extra costs my be added to account for travel expenses dependent on distance of venue.

Testimonies

  • 'We enjoyed the very professional way in which the stories were presented. Very informative.' (Bolsover Townswomen’s Guild)
  • 'Would highly recommend to other groups seeking a different kind of speaker. Thank you very much to all concerned.' (Nottingham Parkinson’s UK)
  • 'We appreciated the historical insight into life in The Workhouse through the eyes of those in charge and the poor souls who lived there.' (Heighington Lives)

Storytelling Events

You can see the Storytellers perform as part of special events at The Workhouse. Find out about upcoming events and start planning your visit.

Tailor-made

Bespoke performances can be arranged on special request. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

 

How to book

Please get in touch for further information or to make a booking:

Call 01636 817262

Email the Learning Team

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