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The Workhouse, Southwell

The Workhouse Upton Road, Southwell, Newark-on-Trent NG25 0PT, England
+44 1636 817260
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Interesting look into the past

A very well organised tour around the workhorse giving plenty of background information to ensure... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dave W
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Bulkington, United Kingdom
via mobile
Excellent place to visit

Very interesting visit to this workhouse. Had a talk first giving the history of the building and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ChristineOLO
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Built in 1824, The Workhouse is the best preserved workhouse in England. A place of despair or a beacon of hope? Visit and decide for yourself.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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The Workhouse Upton Road, Southwell, Newark-on-Trent NG25 0PT, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A very well organised tour around the workhorse giving plenty of background information to ensure you fully under the past use of the building

Thank Dave W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very interesting visit to this workhouse. Had a talk first giving the history of the building and then visited the rooms inside.

Thank ChristineOLO
Reviewed 4 days ago

From a distance we were impressed by the scale and symmetry of the architecture . As you enter you are struck by the isolation within the walls. The information on life within, makes you realise that the social opinions on unemployment, poverty and mental illness...More

Thank Gavin P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to visit and is close to Southwell for shopping and restaurants. The tale of the poor people of Victorian times, forced to go here as a last resort for their survival, with details of what their life was like is...More

Thank CathyGri
Reviewed 1 week ago

a fascinating place to visit and learn more about what life was like for those destined for the workhouse. you can see the rooms where the children would have been taught, bedrooms where they slept and the way in which able-bodied and the infirm or...More

Thank amc298
Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to have a day out and visit a National Trust property we hadn't seen yet so drove to The Workhouse, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, we checked in our book before setting off that it was open on Mondays and the opening hours, it said it was...More

1  Thank michael_poole75
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the sort of establishment that the NT absolutely should be preserving to show an important part of our history. The building is almost empty of furniture but excellent audio guides, knowledgeable room attendants and a guidebook focussing on the history of workhouses generally...More

2  Thank FellwalkerCumbria_UK
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very reflective visit, especially if you are into family history tracing and know that you have had family members back in the 1800s who were not to well off. So enjoyed going round, listeing to the audio tape, and thinking of how...More

Thank John46H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fascinating place held in a time warp of life when someone/family had absolutely nothing - so different to today. It is all the more amazing because it only closed in the 1970's. Free to visit as a national trust member

Thank 5557howsey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting but expected a little more for the entry fee of nearly £10 each. Very bare. Models in situ and more information would be good. Felt like there was a lot of unfulfilled potential.

Thank Sandy K
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Janice B
21 February 2017|
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Response from jeanann1485 | Reviewed this property |
Only just received your question.,so probably no help to you now. The Workhouse is open 12.00 to 5.00.
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Janet B
2 June 2016|
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Response from Mini-cooperSdriver | Reviewed this property |
£8/£8.80(gift aid) for adults £4 child , £20 family. Well worth joining National Trust and then you can easily get great value for money at loads of great places.
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