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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.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Write on a slate, help with the washing, learn to pick oakum. Meet our costumed characters and come and find out what life was like within The Workhouse. Listen to their stories as you encounter the inmates doing their daily jobs. Normal admission charges apply. Last entry one hour before closing.

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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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23 Apr to 25 Apr 2024
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19:00 to 20:00
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24 Apr to 21 Jul 2024
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10:30 to 16:00
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Written on the Workhouse Walls 

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24 Apr to 26 Jul 2024
at
10:30 to 16:00
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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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24 Apr to 30 Oct 2024
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10:45 to 12:30
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