Exploring The Workhouse
During the summer holidays there are lots of events for the whole family to get involved in.
Faces of Change: Votes for Women
Take your mini suffragists to the ‘Faces of Change: Votes for Women’ exhibition in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery. Running until 22 July, you’ll be able to see well-known but also rarely seen paintings, drawings, photographs and documents from the National Portrait Gallery Collection. It also includes items specific to The Workhouse that illustrate the battles faced by working class women who lacked the power of political representation.
Something for all ages of the family.
Over the summer holidays there will be a children’s activity trail or you could take part in Workhouse Live every Wednesday. On these living history days you will find inmates carrying out their daily jobs throughout The Workhouse. Have a go at some of these tasks and discover if you would have met the requirements set by The Master and Matron. On Saturdays, explore our garden with ‘Pauper Pickings’ by inmates – an opportunity to select your produce and take it home.
The County Show
Over the August Bank Holiday weekend, The Workhouse will re-enact a typical rural show of 1918 with music and activities that would have taken place in Southwell 100 years ago. Essentially Brass will be performing their WW1 piece ‘Letters From the Front’ which is a journey in music, letters and poems of the experience of an ordinary soldier.
Other entertainment will include, clog dancers, music, food, traditional games, costumed characters, storytelling and craft stalls.
Visit our 'What’s on' page for full details of all the events taking place.