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Conservation in Action

Have you ever wondered what we do behind the scenes to help preserve these buildings? Come along and find out about different preventative conservation practices and have a go yourself.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Come and meet our Collections Assistant and discover all about different preventative conservation methods used on site. For example, how can light or temperature damage the building? What technology is used to monitor this? Or how many different types of cleaning brush does the team need? Can you select the right brush for the job, have a go yourself and see.

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Prices

Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Suitability

Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

Meeting point

Master's Office, The Workhouse

Accessibility

Please see our accessibility statement for our full accessibility guide.

Other

This is a free drop-in session, normal property admission charges apply.

Contact info

Property Administrator

Upcoming events

Event

Tales from The Workhouse 

Step back in time at The Workhouse and Infirmary. Meet our costumed characters and learn about what life was like for the inmates who lived here.

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on
13 Apr 2024
at
10:30 to 16:00
Event

Easter Egg Hunt at The Workhouse and Infirmary 

This spring, treat the whole family to a world of adventure at The Workhouse and Infirmary on an Easter trail.

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on
13 Apr to 14 Apr 2024
at
10:30 to 16:00
+ 1 other date or time
Event

Lives Unravelled 

Join us for this creative and thought provoking textile exhibition from Yorkshire based textile group, 6 ply.

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on
13 Apr to 21 Jul 2024
at
10:30 to 16:00
+ 71 other dates or times
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Written on the Workhouse Walls 

Watch out for thieves or hit the road quick? Become a secret sign sleuth with Written on the Workhouse Walls, a fun family trail to celebrate the bicentenary of the Workhouse.

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on
17 Apr to 26 Jul 2024
at
10:30 to 16:00
+ 72 other dates or times