Pauper's Yarn family tour

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

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Explore the work yard, kitchen and cellar with a pauper guide. Hear about The Workhouse diet and routine. Get hands-on and lend a hand with the laundry and weigh out a pauper meal.

Prices

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

Prices

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

Suitability
Ideal for families
Assistance dogs are welcome.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
4 August 2017 11:15 - 12:00 Available
11 August 2017 11:15 - 12:00 Available
18 August 2017 11:15 - 12:00 Available
25 August 2017 11:15 - 12:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Kim Drabyk
Email
kim.drabyk@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01636-817269

Upcoming events

The History of The Workhouse in 20 Objects

Sat 27 May 2017
12:00-16:00
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
12:00-16:00
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
12:00-16:00
This popular costumed living history event has a medical theme this year.

50 Things Craft Sessions

Wed 02 Aug 2017
12:00-16:00
Have a go at '50 Things To Do Before You're 11¾' themed crafts.

Pauper's Yarn family tour

Fri 04 Aug 2017
11:15-12:00
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
12:00-16:00
Explore the abundance of fresh, local and seasonal produce and fill a bag to take home with the help of the pauper inmates.