The Workhouse, Southwell

The Workhouse, Southwell

Things to see and do

The Workhouse, Southwell

What's on 

Upcoming events

The History of The Workhouse in 20 Objects

Sat 29 Apr 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.
The Workhouse, Southwell

Eating and shopping

Display of Workhouse shop products including gifts and souvenirs

Visit the gift shop and cafe 

Browse our shop for workhouse inspired gifts and souvenirs, or take a break with a light snack and a hot drink.

The Workhouse, Southwell


The Workhouse, Southwell

Our work

The Workhouse, Southwell

Get involved

The Workhouse, Southwell


School children dressed as paupers receiving a Victorian school lesson

Opportunities for schools and students 

Work with our award-winning education team to create a thought provoking session for your pupils in this atmospheric setting.

The Workhouse, Southwell


An interpretation panel printed on gauze showing three old and infirm male paupers in dormitory

Organise a visit 

Take a look at what we can offer your group and how to make your booking.