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.
Stunning new displays telling the story of what people ate in the workhouse.
Fixing the lights on a new case.
Can you spot the people stories?
More graphics safely installed in the new galleries.
Can you spot the register on Inmates in its new case?
Some of our lovely workhouse chairs in their new amazingly elegant cases and mounts.
Way Tickets and boots in the casuals case.
The Workhouse Day – one of our new interactives.
Beautiful agricultural labourers’ clothing and tools installed.
Admiring the shepherd’s smock and crook installed in their new case.