Workhouse: Live!

Meet costumed workhouse characters as they perform traditional tasks and tell you all about their lives at The Workhouse every Thursday and Saturday from 14 July - 27 August.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

The workhouse is brought to life with a variety of workhouse characters performing their historical roles. Get involved with some of their tasks, speak with them and learn about their lives or even get a lessong from the school mistress!

Dates of Workhouse: Live are every Thursday and Saturday from 14 July - 27 August, as follows:

July: Thurs 14, Sat 16, Thurs 21, Sat 23, Thurs 28, Sat 30.

August: Thurs 4, Sat 16, Thurs 11, Sat 13, Thurs 18, Sat 20, Thurs 25, Sat 27.

Roles advertised not guaranteed on the day. But no matter the day you come, you're sure to enjoy the experience.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.20 £12.00
Child £6.60 £6.00
Family £33.00 £30.00
£19.60 £18.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £11.40
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.70

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
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

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:

  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 Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Free entry for National Trust members.

The basics

Suitability
This event is suitable for families.
Meeting point
You will find them around and inside The Workhouse main building.
Accessibility
There is ramped access to the bottom floor of the main building. Upper floors are accessed via stairs.

Contact Info

Name
Property Administrator
Email
theworkhouse@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01636 817260

Upcoming events

Workhouse: Live!

Thu 14 Jul 2022
10:30-15:30
Meet costumed workhouse characters as they perform traditional tasks and tell you all about their lives at The Workhouse every Thursday and Saturday from 14 July - 27 August.

Come Out and Play

Mon 01 Aug 2022
10:30-16:00
Enjoy a variety of fun games in the spacious field with The Workhouse as your backdrop.