The Workhouse, Southwell

Important notice -

Important notice - We're working hard to reopen many of our places where it is safe to do so, however the Workhouse is currently closed.

Atmospheric Victorian workhouse

The Workhouse, Southwell

What's on 

Please book a ticket before your visit 

The Workhouse will reopen from 19 August and you’ll need to book tickets before you visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday. Please note we’ll be turning people away who arrive and haven't booked. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.

Upcoming events

Sorry, there are no upcoming events at this place.

Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale Comes Home

Explore new exhibition boards that are displayed in the Firbeck Infirmary about Florence Nightingale. They outline Nightingale's life and the major events that lead her into becoming a pioneer of many aspects of public health, nurses training and much more. The project is a joint venture of the University of Nottingham and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

The Workhouse, Southwell


The Workhouse, Southwell

Our work

The Workhouse, Southwell


The Workhouse, Southwell

Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at The Workhouse, Southwell on the National Trust Collections website