The Workhouse, Southwell

The Workhouse, Southwell

Things to see and do

The Workhouse, Southwell

What's on

Upcoming events

Workhouse Live - Becher walks

Wed 21 Aug 2019
10:30-12:30
Step back in time and join Reverend John T. Becher, founder of The Workhouse, on a tour of Southwell.

South Essex College Costume Exhibition - Nurses in The Workhouse

Wed 21 Aug 2019
12:00-17:00
An exhibition of historical costumes based on research about 6 women who were involved in nursing at The Workhouse.

Hands On or Hands Off? If Walls Could Talk.

Wed 21 Aug 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.

The Dolls' House Project

Wed 21 Aug 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.

Workhouse Live - Tales from The Workhouse

Wed 21 Aug 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. Over the bank holidays, our storytellers will also be telling stories from The Workhouse around the theme of mental health.

Trust New Art at The Workhouse

Wed 21 Aug 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 young people with a range of abilities.
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History

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An interpretation panel printed on gauze showing three old and infirm male paupers in dormitory

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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