The Workhouse, Southwell

The Workhouse, Southwell

Things to see and do 

The Workhouse, Southwell

What's on 

Upcoming events

February Half Term - Family Space

Sat 10 Feb 2018
12:00-16:00
We will have a family space open for both Leicester and Nottingham school holidays. There will be different types of activities daily, from crafts to games, something for all ages of the family.

Pop-up Paupers

Wed 14 Feb 2018
12:00-16:00
Explore The Workhouse find inmate doing their daily jobs and help them work.

International Women's Day

Thu 08 Mar 2018
12:00-16:00
Join us at The Workhouse as we celebrate International Women's Day with the launch of 'Suffragette and Suffragists: 1918-2018' textile exhibition.

Struggle for Suffrage: Workhouse Women and the Vote

Thu 08 Mar 2018
12:00-16:00
In 2018 The National Trust are celebrating Women and Power. The exhibition programme here at The Workhouse will launch on International Women's day on March 8th.

Becher walks

Sun 11 Mar 2018
10:30-12:00
Follow Becher on a great walking tour of Southwell as highlights his connections with the town and one of its famous inhabitants, the poet Lord Byron.

Votes for Women

Sat 24 Mar 2018
12:00-16:00
Explore The Workhouse with our Votes for Women children's trail - discover the role of women and men during 1918. £1.50 per trail includes prize.
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.