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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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All £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

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
14 Jun to 21 Jul 2024
at
10:30 to 16:00
+ 27 other dates or times
Event

Bare Knuckle Prize Fighting 

We welcome back Foreign Field Living History Group to bring the thrills and spills of Georgian and Victorian bare knuckle prize fighting.

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on
15 Jun to 16 Jun 2024
at
10:30 to 15:00
+ 1 other date or time
Event

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
19 Jun to 30 Oct 2024
at
10:45 to 12:30
+ 19 other dates or times
Event

Workhouse Walkers 

Come and enjoy a social walk around Southwell and discover more of the local area surrounding The Workhouse.

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on
28 Jun 2024
at
10:30 to 12:00