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Exterior of Workhouse Site Expansion in 2017
Workhouse Museum & Garden

Hard times, vagrants and the poor law unions

Courthouse Museum

Miscreants, magistrates and transportation ...

Prison & Police Museum

Prisoners, peelers and punishment ...

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Opening Times:

Easter Holiday Opening Times

Current opening times Saturday 8th April - Sunday 23rd April 2017

During the Easter holiday's the 3 museums are open from 10am - 4pm. Family activities are running at the Workhouse Museum 11am - 3pm on Monday - Friday. 

From Monday 24th April we will revert to our standard hours of business...

Workhouse museum is open 11.00 - 16.00 and the Courthouse and Prison and Police Museums are open 13.00 - 16.00. Come and see whats new! Special opening event 

Please note, the Prison and Police Museum will be closed to the public on Wednesday 10th May for maintenance work. We apologise for any inconvinience this may cause. The other museums will be open as normal. 

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