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

Wed 27 Sep 2017
12:00-16:00
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.

Harvest Time

Sun 01 Oct 2017
12:00-16:00
Sample a seasonal selection of heritage vegetables at this special pauper pickings day.

Apple Day

Sat 21 Oct 2017
12:00-16:00
The Workhouse will be joining the local Southwell Bramley apple festival to celebrate this famous variety of apple.

October half term children's trail

Sat 21 Oct 2017
12:00-17:00
Seek out the darkest corners of The Workhouse on a special children's trail during half term week. £1.50 for trails.

Spooky Critters Crafts

Wed 25 Oct 2017
12:00-16:00
Have a go at making your own spooky creatures for Halowe'en at a family craft session. £2 per child for crafts.

Museums at Night: Masters and Matrons Misbehaving, Scandal at The Workhouse 1860-1900

Sat 28 Oct 2017
18:30-20:30
Following the Museums at Night event in May, this evening continues the story during the later period of The Workhouse's history.
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

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

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.