History Centre

Discover Wales’s only Workhouse Museum, ‘Commended’ by the Association for Heritage Interpretation!

  • View our dramatised documentary film, ‘Ghosts of the Workhouse’ and meet the ghosts of men, women and children who lived or worked here. 
  • Follow our visitor or family trail around the building.
  • Find out how the workhouses came into being, and what they meant for poor people in Victorian times. 
  • Learn about the workhouse diet, workhouse children, the workhouse school.
  • Browse through our collection of historical documents.
  • Try picking oakum or try on a workhouse uniform.
  • Listen to the memories of older people who remember our workhouse in its last days.
  • Reflect on how much has changed today.

The Workhouse History Centre is open every day, 10.00 – 5.00.  No charge for entry: donations most welcome.  The displays and film can be viewed in Welsh or English. 

Education pack available: for school or group visits or further information please contact history@llanfyllinworkhouse.org