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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.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

Find the bricks, solve the riddles and discover how vagrants used secret symbols to pass on messages in the 1800s.

Trails are £2 each. We have an individual trail sheet for younger children (3+ years) and older children (9+ years).

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£2.00
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The basics

Suitability

Family friendly

Accessibility

Trail is split across 3 floors with the top two floors only accessible via stairs. Please see our accessibility statement for our full accessibility guide.

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Upcoming events

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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
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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
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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