Pop-up Paupers

Explore The Workhouse find inmates doing their daily jobs and help them with their work.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Explore The Workhouse find inmates doing their daily jobs and help them with their work.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
The Workhouse, Southwell


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.55 £8.65
Child £4.75 £4.30
Family £23.80 £21.60
1 adult 2 children £14.25 £12.95
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.20
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.10

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

The basics

Children Welcome
Assistance dogs are welcome.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
7 August 2017 12:00 - 16:00 Available
14 August 2017 12:00 - 16:00 Available
21 August 2017 12:00 - 16:00 Available
28 August 2017 12:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Kim Drabyk
Call 01636-817269

Upcoming events

The History of The Workhouse in 20 Objects

Tue 30 May 2017
Vote for your favourite Workhouse object as part of this interactive display. The selection of objects from our collection will change every two months when the public's vote winner will be announced and go forward to the final display.

The Workhouse in Focus

Sat 24 Jun 2017
Join other photography enthusiasts for a day of exploring the interiors and exteriors of The Workhouse.

Graft, Gruel and Good-for-Nothings

Wed 26 Jul 2017
This popular costumed living history event has a medical theme this year.

50 Things Craft Sessions

Wed 02 Aug 2017
Have a go at '50 Things To Do Before You're 11¾' themed crafts.

Pauper's Yarn family tour

Fri 04 Aug 2017
Join a pauper inmate and find out what life was really like in The Workhouse on this family-focused introductory tour.

Pauper Pickings

Sat 05 Aug 2017
Explore the abundance of fresh, local and seasonal produce and fill a bag to take home with the help of the pauper inmates.