The Workhouse, Southwell

More about this place

The Workhouse, Southwell

Things to see and do 

The Workhouse, Southwell

What's on 

Upcoming events

October half term children's trail

Mon 23 Oct 2017
Seek out the darkest corners of The Workhouse on a special children's trail during half term week. £1.50 for trails.

The History of The Workhouse in 20 Objects

Tue 24 Oct 2017
Vote for your favourite Workhouse object as part of this interactive display. The selection of objects from our collection will change every two months when the public's vote winner will be announced and go forward to the final display.

Spooky Critters Crafts

Wed 25 Oct 2017
Have a go at making your own spooky creatures for Halowe'en at a family craft session. £2 per child for crafts.

Museums at Night: Masters and Matrons Misbehaving, Scandal at The Workhouse 1860-1900

Sat 28 Oct 2017
Following the Museums at Night event in May, this evening continues the story during the later period of The Workhouse's history. Sorry tickets for this event are sold out.

Christmas at The Workhouse

Sat 02 Dec 2017
Visit The Workhouse for season taste of life in the institution. Join the choir for carol signing 3-4pm.
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


The Workhouse, Southwell

Our work

The Workhouse, Southwell

Get involved

The Workhouse, Southwell


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


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.