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.
Firbeck Infirmary has been brought back into the visitor experience. Discover its history as well as its role at The Workhouse.
Discover why we decided to embark on this ambitious five year project for our visitors.
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?
The new Workhouse aims to reinforce and re-establish the role that this property should play in society today, telling the story of how society has tackled poverty, health and social welfare both then and now.
The Workhouse looks forward to welcoming visitors for the 2020 season from Saturday 8 February.
Our café is open daily, 10.30 am-3.00pm, serving hot drinks, snacks, cakes and ice cream. We’ve introduced new safety measures including screens at our till and collection points.