Storytellers

See The Workhouse Storytellers at one of our special events © National Trust

See The Workhouse Storytellers at one of our special events

Stories from The Workhouse

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.

Murder at The Workhouse

 © Wildfire TV

16 and 17 May, 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Join The Workhouse Storytellers for a special Museums at Night production. Can you figure out who killed the clerk? Listen to suspects during a detective’s investigation and decide who did the dreadful deed. Find out more

Adult: £10 Child: £5 - Booking essential

Murder at The Workhouse

 © James Miller

16 and 17 May, 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Join The Workhouse Storytellers for a special Museums at Night production. Can you figure out who killed the clerk? Listen to suspects during a detective’s investigation and decide who did the dreadful deed. Find out more

Adult: £10 Child: £5 - Booking essential

Life inside...

'I ain’t done nothing, honest. If that Lizzie Richard’s been telling you stories, well, you don’t pay her no heed, she’s not right in the head. Supposed to be seeing the Medical Officer ever since she cut Mattie’s head with a plate. So don’t you go telling the Master I’ve been at my tricks again, will you? Course I’m behaving meself now.'

-The words of Sarah Godson, pauper.

Pauper tales

Find out how it might have felt to enter The Workhouse starving, cold and penniless.

Your story experience

The Workhouse Storytellers can be booked to perform at your group, school or organisation venue.

The style and length of each session will be tailored to your requirements and we will choose stories to suit the audience's needs and interests.

Contact us for more information.

How to book

Call 01636 817262

Email the Learning Team

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