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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 (3-6 years) and older children (aged 7+ 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.

Contact info

Property Administrator

Upcoming events

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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
23 Feb to 21 Jul 2024
at
10:30 to 16:00
+ 107 other dates or times
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Written on the Workhouse Walls (February Half Term) 

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
23 Feb to 25 Feb 2024
at
10:30 to 16:00
+ 2 other dates or times
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Conservation in Action (February Half Term) 

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.

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on
23 Feb 2024
at
13:00 to 15:00
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Workhouse Live (February Half Term) 

Every Thursday and Saturday in the February half term holidays step back in time at The Workhouse - find and help the inmates doing their daily jobs.

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on
24 Feb 2024
at
10:30 to 16:00