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 25 Jun 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 25 Jun 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 25 Jun 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.

Workhouse Live

Wed 11 Jul 2018
12:00-16:00
Explore The Workhouse find inmates doing their daily jobs and help them work.

War Poetry Festival

Sat 28 Jul 2018
12:00-16:00
The Workhouse poetry festival this year will focus on war poetry from WW1 including poetry from men and women.

Summer holidays

Wed 01 Aug 2018
12:00-16:00
Throughout the summer holidays The Workhouse has loads to do for families.
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