The Workhouse, Southwell

The Workhouse, Southwell

Things to see and do

The Workhouse, Southwell

What's on

Upcoming events

Workhouse Live - Becher walks

Wed 26 Jun 2019
11:30-13:30
Step back in time and join Reverend John T. Becher, founder of The Workhouse, on a tour of Southwell.

Hands On or Hands Off? If Walls Could Talk.

Wed 26 Jun 2019
12:00-17:00
This Workhouse exhibition is linked with the National Trust programme and is an exciting opportunity to see conservation in action focusing on how and why we conserve our wallpaper.

Exhibition celebrating The National Portrait Gallery ‘Faces of Change Votes for Women’

Wed 26 Jun 2019
12:00-17:00
In 2018 The Workhouse took part in a project with The National Portrait Gallery commemorating 100 years since women in the UK received the right to vote. The 2019 exhibition is a celebration of this.

Opening of Firbeck infirmary

Fri 05 Jul 2019
10:30-17:00
Join us at The Workhouse as Firbeck infirmary (adjacent to the main building and previously not accessible to the public) opens to visitors for the first time, enhancing your visit and giving a fuller history of the entire site.

South Essex College Costume Exhibition - Nurses in The Workhouse

Fri 05 Jul 2019
12:00-17:00
An exhibition of historical costumes based on research about 6 women who were involved in nursing at The Workhouse.

The Dolls' House Project

Fri 05 Jul 2019
12:00-17:00
This inspirational installation at The Workhouse, aims to engage the audience with the voices of young people who are experiencing poverty and stigma in contemporary Britain.
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An interpretation panel printed on gauze showing three old and infirm male paupers in dormitory

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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