Upcoming Events

Urchin, Sprog or Guttersnipe?

29 May 2017 - 2 June 2017
Mon 29 May - Fri 2 June 11am-4pm

Enjoy good old fashioned family fun in this atmospheric Workhouse whilst following the steps of Victorian artful dodgers… Fussy eaters will be given the chance to taste gruel, the ‘food of the poor’, and a staple part of the Workhouse diet. Discover how many poor children were driven to picking pockets to make money to buy food…

Workhouse Museum

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Master and Matron’s Tea Party

1 July 2017
Event 11am - 3pm (but museums are open as usual)

Norton Conyers

Master and Matron’s Tea Party Join us for a fun tea party ‘Workhouse style’ hosted by the master and matron. Expect traditional games, stocks, trails and lots of fun! FREE ENTRY!

Workhouse Museum

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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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Shakespeare on Bikes!

26 July 2017
Doors Open 5.30pm, Performance 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Join us at the Workhouse for an outdoor, bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare's 'As You Like It'! Rosalind and Orlando have been forced into exile in the Forest of Arden. As lovers, they become entangled in a bizarre game of lust, love and mistaken identity. In usual HandleBards style, expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack…

Workhouse 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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