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The Workhouse

Upton Road, Southwell, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0PT
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The Workhouse

About

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.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Price£9.10
Child Price£4.55
Family£22.75 per ticket
Family (with 1 adult) Price£13.65
Group adult (minimum 15 people, pre-booked only)£8.60 per ticket

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

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Facilities

Other

  • Braille printed material - Braille and large print guide available
  • Educational Visits Accepted - School visits available – please contact the property
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Subtitles on introductory video Hearing loop available
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Braille and large print guide available Virtual tour available for cellars and upper floors Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - Pre-booked groups welcome - Maximum group size 50, Minimum group size 15 (Please contact the property)
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages - French, German, Italian & Spanish
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors - Adapted toilet in car park facilities building and at The Workhouse

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside - Just outside of market town of Southwell, Nottinghamshire
  • In Market Town

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Onsite visitor parking - Free parking 200yds from building Seperate mobility parking spaces - please follow signs for 'Staff Car Park' located at the back of the building Drop off point at rear of the building

Opening Times

The Workhouse (10 Feb 2018 - 4 Nov 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday12:00 - 17:00

* Welcome Tour: 11.00 – 12.00

Guided tour of the outside and other buildings at 11 (places limited, book on arrival). Last admission 1 hour before closing time. Early closing may be necessary due to low light levels.

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