Work has been progressing nicely with the new workhouse displays. We are into the last stages of installation – where we begin putting objects in cases and finishing graphics. It is all coming together really nicely. We are looking forward to welcoming visitors to see the new displays. We are especially pleased to be able to tell the real personal stories of people who lived and worked in the workhouse. Keep an eye out for these when you visit later in the year.
Way Tickets and boots in the casuals case.
More graphics safely installed in the new galleries.
The Workhouse Day – one of our new interactives.
Can you spot the register on Inmates in its new case?
Stunning new displays telling the story of what people ate in the workhouse.
Beautiful agricultural labourers’ clothing and tools installed.
Can you spot the people stories?
Admiring the shepherd’s smock and crook installed in their new case.
Some of our lovely workhouse chairs in their new amazingly elegant cases and mounts.
Fixing the lights on a new case.