May 2018

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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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. This event…

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Workhouse Secret Cinema

18 May 2018
Fri 18 May, 8pm

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This event has been cancelled

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In Their Own Write: Victorian Pauper Letters

19 May 2018
Sat 19 May 2-3pm

Join expert Dr Paul Carter, from the National Archives, London to discover the stories of paupers as uncovered through their own words. “Sir a poor man is Tossed about worse than any dog God help the poor man…” Dr Carter is currently working on a research project investigating the thousands of Victorian pauper letters that survive…

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Flea Circus Week: Half Term Fun

28 May 2018 - 1 June 2018
Mon 28 May to Fri 1 June 11am-4pm weekdays

Paupers often arrived at the Workhouse with a collection of mites and fleas to be de-infested. The Victorians were fascinated by performing fleas and there were many travelling circuses where these miniature mites performed feats of strength and skill! Come along to the Workhouse this half term for amazing tales of flea circuses. packed with special activities including dress…

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