A note to all of our visitors...

Our three museums - the Workhouse Museum, Prison & Police Museum and Courthouse Museum - reopen on Monday 17 May. We will then be open Tuesday to Sunday, with our normal opening hours. We will also be open on Monday 31 May.

The Workhouse Museum Gardens reopened on Thursday 15 April, with a family-friendly trail to guide visitors around the site. The gardens are open Thursday 13, Friday 14 and Saturday 15 May, 11am to 3pm.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Our three museums reopen on Monday 17 May with a brand new exhibition, Lives Unravelled. Read more...

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