Upcoming Events

Suffragettes in Prison

8 April 2017

This special event will uncover the experience of suffragettes in prison in the early twentieth century. Join history expert Rhiannon Pickin to find out what happened to females campaigning for equal rights when they were imprisoned. Before the start of the First World War around one thousand suffragettes were imprisoned in Britain. Research has revealed that whilst in prison they…

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Spring Cleaning at the Workhouse

10 April 2017 - 21 April 2017
Activities weekdays only i.e. 10 - 14 April & 17 - 21 April

Find out the true meaning of elbow grease in the Workhouse this Easter! Family fun with a twist...Make old time cleaning products, have a go at rug beating and gardening. Find out how people did their laundry and a host of other chores in the days before washing machines and vacuum cleaners! Activities are free but…

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Tour de Workhouse

29 April 2017

Ever fancied riding a Penny Farthing? Pop along and try Victorian cycling out with the one and only ‘Mr Phoebus Penny Farthing Experience’ (both child & adult Penny Farthing sizes sizes will be available as well as safety helmets!) As well as lots of historic bikes there are plenty of special Victorian leisure and fitness…

Workhouse Museum

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Urchin, Sprog or Guttersnipe?

29 May 2017 - 2 June 2017

Are you an Urchin, a Sprog or a Guttersnipe? The answer may surprise you! Find out more with our half term trails and activities around pauper children in the Victorian Workhouse Museum & Garden.

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Summer Holiday Family Activities

24 July 2017 - 1 September 2017

Six weeks of Summer Activities, including a Courthouse week, Prison & Police week, Archaeology Week and Workhouse weeks. Details coming soon 

Workhouse Museum, Prison & Police Museum, Courthouse Museum

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Punishment week!

23 October 2017 - 27 October 2017

Discover the punishments of the past with family activities. Have a go at the cranking machine in the Prison and Police Museum, learn more about stone breaking duties in the Workhouse and the harsh sentences doled out in the Courthouse. Not quite the 'Good Old Days!' 

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