The Workhouse, Southwell

Front exterior of The Workhouse and garden

Important notice -

Here at the Workhouse we have been notified the A612, Upton Road, has now been reopened providing unrestricted access from both directions.

Atmospheric Victorian workhouse

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The Workhouse, Southwell

What's on 

Please book a ticket before your visit

The Workhouse will reopen from 19 May and you’ll need to book tickets before you visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday. Please note we’ll be turning people away who arrive and haven't booked. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to The Workhouse, Southwell (23 June - 27 June)

Thu 24 Jun 2021
Book your timed entry to visit The Workhouse, Southwell.
Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale Comes Home

Explore new exhibition boards that are displayed in the Firbeck Infirmary about Florence Nightingale. They outline Nightingale's life and the major events that lead her into becoming a pioneer of many aspects of public health, nurses training and much more. The project is a joint venture of the University of Nottingham and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

The Workhouse, Southwell


Supporter holding a takeaway coffee cup

Food and drink

Our café is open daily, 10.30 am-2.30pm, serving hot drinks, snacks, cakes and ice cream on a take away basis. We’ve introduced new safety measures including screens at our till and collection points, and waymarked routes. In line with government guidance visitors are required to wear a face covering. Please bring one with you. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

The Workhouse, Southwell


The Workhouse, Southwell

Our work

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