February half-term at The Workhouse

The delicate touch of a paintbrush cleaning peeling paint

It's 20 years since The Workhouse came into the care of the National Trust and this season you will see some exciting changes when you visit.

There is a new café and visitor reception as well as changes happening throughout the year to the way in which the building is interpreted.

‘Re-imagining The Workhouse’ will continue and we have appointed new creative fellows for 2017, The Bare project, who will focus on collaborative theatrical performance. So there are plenty of reasons to be inspired to visit at different times during the year, especially as we are now open every day during the season, 11 February - 5 November.

It’s not just the new; conserving the old is just as important. ‘Daylight, dirt and damage’ (11-19 February) is the focus of the conservation team’s half term display. Find out more about the ‘10 agents of deterioration’ and how the team work to combat them. There are things that visitors can do to help reduce their impact on the building and our collection of artefacts. You may even pick up a few tips to inspire you to start your own spring cleaning!

This half term younger visitors can become deterioration detectives and open their very own case file, learn more about the special agents who are putting the building at risk and by follow our new trail.

So why not come along and find out more about our plans for the year, try a homemade scone in the new café and tell us what you think.