Discover the most complete workhouse in existence. Meet the Reverend Becher, the founder of The Workhouse, by watching the introductory film and immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere evoked by the audio guide.
Based on real archive records, the guide helps bring the 19th-century inhabitants back to life. Discover how society dealt with poverty through the centuries. 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
A thought-provoking look at hidden histories of the poor.
Share your thoughts and feelings with one of our volunteers.
Enjoy the drama of our Living History events.
Making the most of your day Programme of family activities, special events, tours and exhibitions. Children's trails and games to play
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