This is a word cloud of how our visitors described our new workhouse galleries when they visited last year. We love that they thought the displays were interesting, cool, amazing and awesome!
The survey results also told us that:
Visitors learnt ‘How recently it was used for elderly care, as tend to think workhouses were Victorian’
‘We have learnt a lot about the life and times in the workhouse – well done’
‘All of the displays combine to bring the building and its history to life in a most imaginative and informative way.’
‘There’s such a vast improvement all round. It’s much nicer for children and families alike.’
‘[I was surprised by the] number of people who left the workhouse with a trade and a future.’
‘[It gave me] reflection space – [and made me consider that the] problem of how to look after the poor is still a very modern issue.’
‘Imagining what it would have been like and the people and how our lives have changes. What they were thinking and feeling.’
We love to know what you think about our new galleries. We are open Mon- Fri next week for February half term and then everyday from the 5th March to 29th October 2017.