Explore the newly conserved Firbeck Infirmary

When The Workhouse embarked on this extensive visitor experience and conservation project, one of our aims was to change the way we communicate stories of welfare, making your visit more meaningful to you and relevant in today's world.

Front view of Firbeck Infirmary

Explore Firbeck Infirmary  

Firbeck Infirmary has been brought back into the visitor experience. Discover its history as well as its role at The Workhouse.

Room in Firbeck Infirmary under construction

Why conserve Firbeck? 

Discover why we decided to embark on this ambitious five year project for our visitors.

Firbeck in the early 20th century

The history of Firbeck Infirmary  

Discover the history of Firbeck – why was it built within The Workhouse compound? What role did it have in the wider community? Have you got a workhouse story to share?