The Workhouse

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Atmospheric 19th-century workhouse.

Follow in the footsteps of the Victorian poor as they sought refuge at The Workhouse. This austere building, the most complete workhouse in existence, was built in 1824 as a place of last resort for the poor and needy.

Its architecture was influenced by prison design and its harsh regime became a blueprint for workhouses throughout the country. You can immerse yourself in the building's unique atmosphere and learn about the daily routine of those who lived and worked here in the 1840s, while reflecting on how society has tackled poverty through the centuries.

Explore the segregated work yards, day rooms, dormitories, master's quarters and cellars and then discover the recreated working 19th-century garden and find out what food the paupers would have eaten.

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