Upcoming Events

Game On - Special Exhibition

17 February 2018 - 13 May 2018
Open daily from 17 Feb to 13 May 2018

Map out the history of the hand-held game, from Victorian wooden toys to modern day digital games and fidget spinners. Discover how our fascination with simple, fiddly and addictive hand-busiers has developed over the decades. Have a go and find out which your favourite toys are! From rubik’s cubes to ball and cup games - there will be…

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Our Criminal Ancestors

25 April 2018

Do you have a criminal ancestor? Police constable or prison officer in the family? Victims or witnesses of crime? See if there’s a black sheep in your family history! Find out more about the history of crime and criminal records. Meet leading experts and uncover the secrets of finding, interpreting and using criminal records at this FREE introductory…

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Workhouse Secret Cinema for Kids

18 May 2018
Fri 18 May 5pm

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What will we be showing, well you’ll have to come to find out? We encourage you to come in fancy dress for the screening – to get into the full action of this. You will receive more details upon purchasing your ticket. Age rating U. Tuckshop with popcorn & refreshments. A special Museums at Night event. Workhouse Museum /…

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Workhouse Secret Cinema

18 May 2018
Fri 18 May, 8pm

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What will we be showing, well you’ll have to come to find out? We encourage you to come in themed costume (Optional) for the screening to get into the full action of this. You will receive more details upon purchasing your ticket. Age rating. Bar with refreshments. A special Museums at Night event. Tickets £5 each / email …

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Willow Deer Workshop

16 June 2018
Saturday 16 June, 10am - 4pm

Create a stunning willow deer for your garden on this one day workshop led by a professional willow artist Dragon Willow. Cost £60 per person The workshop will be led by Leilah Vyner who is a full time willow weaver, and member of he Basket Makers Association. As well as leading workshops Leila creates many sculptures (mostly commissions) and…

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Outdoor Theatre: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

14 August 2018
Doors 5.30pm for performance 6.30pm

Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as they present the classic tale of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Join Alice as she stumbles into the magical world of Wonderland and meet a whole host of colourful characters. From the unforgettable White Rabbit and the madcap Mad Hatter to the terrifying Queen of…

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Workhouse Folk: Tunes from the Trenches

1 September 2018
7.30pm-9.30pm

Join squeezebox maestro John Kirkpatrick when he presents a full kitbag of songs from the two World Wars. Enjoy popular hits of the day - designed to keep the spirits high, raise a smile, share a chorus, provide a moment’s respite from the horrors on every side, and give people the heart to keep going -…

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Workhouse Whodunnit: Murder Mystery Evening

22 September 2018
From 7pm

A special Workhouse Whodunnit! Join us for the ultimate Workhouse Murder Mystery Evening – sign up for a night of solving clues and colluding to discover who is guilty of a horrific crime! Bar & Refreshments Workhouse Museum / price tbc

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