The Workhouse is a proud winner of the Sandford Award. The Learning Team has won this award for its heritage education provision.
This kite mark for excellence and high standards shows that we provide a quality learning experience for students.
Key Stage 2
Travel back in time with your class and enter The Workhouse as Victorian paupers. Choose from a range of afternoon workshops.
Key Stage 3
Discover how the poor were treated in the 1840s with a guided tour. You may even encounter some Workhouse characters along the way!
GCSE, AS & A Level
Our curriculum-linked tours and workshops offer a thought-provoking glimpse into social welfare provision since 1824.
Get in touch with the Learning Team to discuss your requirements.
A guided tour of The Workhouse can really bring history alive for university groups. Our experienced guides adapt their tours to suit your focus and love to share their knowledge with you.
Become an education member
You may benefit from becoming Education Group Members. Designed to allow not for profit education groups free entry to properties owned by the National Trust and discounted charges for learning visits.
The Workhouse Outreach Box is ready and waiting for you to hire.
Create a Victorian classroom display with interesting objects and dress-up in the pauper outfits. Get in touch for more information.
How to book
Contact the Learning Team:
Please note that school visits are very popular, so please book well in advance to avoid disappointment.