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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 in 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

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Introduction to finding your workhouse ancestors 

Have you heard stories about an ancestor in a workhouse but you don't know where to start researching?

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on
23 Apr to 25 Apr 2024
at
19:00 to 20:00
+ 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
24 Apr to 21 Jul 2024
at
10:30 to 16:00
+ 64 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
24 Apr to 26 Jul 2024
at
10:30 to 16:00
+ 67 other dates or times
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Becher Walk 

Step back in time and join Reverend John T. Becher, founder of The Workhouse, on a tour of Southwell.

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on
24 Apr to 30 Oct 2024
at
10:45 to 12:30
+ 27 other dates or times