The Workhouse, Southwell

The Workhouse, Southwell

Things to see and do

The Workhouse, Southwell

What's on

Wallpaper depicting pink and white painted roses

Conserving history at The Workhouse - If Walls Could Talk 

The ‘Hands On or Hands Off?’ project at The Workhouse involves the collaboration with local community groups as we carry out vital conservation work.

Upcoming events

Launch of the new Workhouse - Past, Present, Future

Tue 23 Apr 2019
12:00-17:00
The Workhouse is re-opening after an extensive conservation and visitor experience project. Join us as we bring its themes and stories to a 21st-century audience, looking at how society currently manages poverty compared to the past.

Hands On or Hands Off? If Walls Could Talk.

Tue 23 Apr 2019
12:00-17:00
This Workhouse exhibition is linked with the National Trust programme and is an exciting opportunity to see conservation in action focusing on how and why we conserve our wallpaper.

Trust New Arts Project

Tue 23 Apr 2019
12:00-17:00
Visitors will have a chance to see the work in progress of a new significant contemporary art piece. Displayed and hosted at The Workhouse, this commission is through the lens of people with learning difficulties.

The Doll’s House Project

Sat 27 Apr 2019
12:00-17:00
This inspirational installation at The Workhouse, aims to engage the audience with the voices of young people who are experiencing poverty and stigma in contemporary Britain.

South Essex College Costume Exhibition

Wed 15 May 2019
12:00-16:00
An exhibition of historical costumes based on research about 6 women who were involved in nursing at The Workhouse.

Workhouse Live

Wed 24 Jul 2019
12:00-17:00
Every Wednesday in the summer holidays step back in time at The Workhouse - find and help the inmates doing their daily jobs.
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Eating and shopping

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Get involved

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Our work

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Learning

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History

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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