The Workhouse, Southwell

The Workhouse, Southwell

Things to see and do

The Workhouse, Southwell

What's on 

Peeling wallpaper in the old workhouse infirmary

Re-Imagining The Workhouse, Southwell 

We're using new creative and community-led interpretation to 're-imagine' The Workhouse for the 21st century.

Upcoming events

Second Turning textile exhibition

Mon 28 May 2018
12:00-16:00
In collaboration with Second Turning, this moving exhibition highlights the stories of historical local women connected to The Workhouse.

The National Portrait Gallery Faces of Change: Votes for Women

Mon 28 May 2018
12:00-16:00
The Workhouse is working in partnership with the Women and Power National Trust public programme to present an exhibition of photographs and paintings from the National Portrait Gallery.

Working Workhouse Women 1918

Mon 28 May 2018
12:00-16:00
South Essex College of Further & Higher Education Costume Construction Course Project: costume exhibition of traditional historical costume based on research from The Workhouse Southwell from Lady Laura Ridding to nurses and teacher to paupers.

May Half Term - Family Space

Mon 28 May 2018
12:00-16:00
We will have a family space open for school holidays. There will be different types of activities daily, from crafts to games, something for all ages of the family.

Workhouse Live

Thu 31 May 2018
12:00-16:00
Explore The Workhouse find inmates doing their daily jobs and help them work.

Volunteers week

Fri 01 Jun 2018
12:00-16:00
Celebrating volunteers week with tours and talks, come along and see what our volunteers do at The Workhouse.
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

History

The Workhouse, Southwell

Our work

The Workhouse, Southwell

Get involved

The Workhouse, Southwell

Learning

The Workhouse, Southwell

Groups

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.

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