The Workhouse, Southwell

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The most complete workhouse in existence.

By Southwell Workhouse

Discover the most complete workhouse in existence. Find out about the Reverend Becher, the founder of The Workhouse and immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of the building. Learn about the true stories of the 19th-century poor, brought to life by real archive evidence. Discover how society dealt with poverty through the centuries right up to the modern day. Explore the segregated work yards, day rooms, dormitories, master's quarters and cellars, then see the recreated working 19th-century garden and find out what food the paupers would have eaten.

Opening times:

Guided tour*
2 Mar - 30 Oct 11 11 - 12 We Th Fr Sa Su
2 Mar - 30 Oct 11 12 - 5 We Th Fr Sa Su

*Guided tour (exterior) numbers limited. Open Bank Holiday Mondays and Good Friday. Last admission one hour before closing. Normal house admission from 12.

The Workhouse, Southwell Upton Road, Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0PT
Telephone: 01636 817260


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