The Workhouse, Southwell

The Workhouse, Southwell

Things to see and do

The Workhouse, Southwell

What's on 

Upcoming events

'From Workhouse to Welfare' exhibition

Thu 29 Sep 2016
12:00-17:00
A series of exhibition pieces throughout The Workhouse investigating the changing use of the buildings and the people who lived in them.

Harvest Weekend

Sat 01 Oct 2016
12:00-16:00
Join the paupers as they gather produce for the winter ahead and tell tales of the hard times to come.

The Big Draw: Picture a Pauper

Sun 09 Oct 2016
12:00-16:00
Sketch real-life Workhouse characters and use the buildings and grounds as inspiration for your own artwork.

Rats, Bats & Cats Trail

Sat 22 Oct 2016
12:00-16:00
George the Cat knows the darkest places in The Workhouse. Can you find them all with his trail?

Apple Day at The Workhouse

Sat 22 Oct 2016
12:00-16:00
Join in with Southwell Bramley Apple Festival and celebrate this famous apple variety with storytelling, tree dressing and apple tours.

Rats, Bats & Cats Craft Day

Wed 26 Oct 2016
12:00-16:00
Create your own scary creatures ready for a fright-filled Hallowe'en. All materials provided.
The Workhouse, Southwell

Eating and shopping

Display of Workhouse shop products including gifts and souvenirs

Visit the gift shop and Day Room refreshment area 

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 or private tour 

We have a variety of options to suit your needs and interests, so take a look at what we can offer and how to book your group day out.