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The Workhouse

Upton Road
NG25 0PT

Tel: +44 01636 817260

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The Workhouse

The Workhouse

Built in 1824 The Workhouse at Southwell was a means of relief for the Victorian poor. Pioneering in its design and approach it became a blueprint for similar institutions across the country.

The austere building, the most complete workhouse in existence, was pivotal in the development of our national health and welfare system. For decades this site was where the poorest in society had to work in return for food, shelter and medical care.

Today, we invite you to explore and reflect on its contemporary relevance through a programme of creative activities involving, visitors, volunteers and the local community.

Come and learn about those who lived and worked in this place, share your memories and spark ideas that will help shape The Workhouse’s future role.

Bring the family and enjoy a full programme of living history events, tours and exhibitions. Younger visitors can enjoy children’s trails games and dressing up with activities and crafts during the school holidays.

Visitors can enjoy hot drinks, soup, sandwiches, cakes and snacks in the café in the old Infirmary, Firbeck House.

2018 Opening Times

10 Feb – 4 November 2018

Welcome Tour: 11.00 – 12.00

2018 Prices

Adult £9.10

Child £4.55

Family £22.75

Family 1 adult £13.65

Group adult £8.60 (minimum 15  people, pre-booked only)

Standard admission prices. Visitors can choose to pay a voluntary 10% Gift Aid donation which are displayed at the property.

Parking and transport

On-site visitor parking - free 200yds from building.


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