The Workhouse, Southwell

Important notice -

We’re re-opening The Workhouse from Wednesday 19 August. You will need to book your visit in advance. Check What’s On for the latest information and to book. You will be turned away if you arrive without a booking.

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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

Timed entry to The Workhouse, Southwell (19 August - 23 August)

Wed 19 Aug 2020
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Food and drink

Our cafe will reopen on 19 August and will initially be serving a limited range of takeaway hot and cold drinks and some light snacks. We’ve introduced new safety measures including closure of our seating areas, screens at our till and collection points, and waymarked routes. We’ll also only be accepting card payment. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

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