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LLanfyllin Workhouse

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Unusual. How many workhouses remain? The musuem area offers an excellent reconstruction video. A... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
301lisa33
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Coventry, United Kingdom
Interesting place - go if you are in the area

This place is good - though it has more potential. I've never visited a workhouse before and so... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
301lisa33
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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One of the best preserved workhouses in Britain, in a beautiful rural setting. There’s a self-guided trail round the courtyards and parts of the ground floor and a small but informative History Centre describing workhouse life and attitudes to...more
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A490 | On the A490, Llanfyllin SY22 5LD, Wales
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not at all what we expected,not much there at all.ok it's free,and we watched an informative video in one of the two show rooms but the rest is empty rooms.More

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JohnH13263, Trustee at LLanfyllin Workhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting. I'm not sure what you expected to find! Workhouse day rooms would have contained nothing but a few benches. I'm glad you found our film informative: we made it to show workhouse life as it would have been. There's quite a...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Unusual. How many workhouses remain? The musuem area offers an excellent reconstruction video. A bit amateurish but interesting. Visit if nearbyMore

Thank 301lisa33
JohnH13263, Trustee at LLanfyllin Workhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your comment. Ours is the only accessible workhouse in Wales, and none of the few workhouse museums in England can claim to be such a good example of the classic type built under the New Poor Law. We'll keep trying to improve...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is good - though it has more potential. I've never visited a workhouse before and so was particularly interesting. You can access parts of the ground floor but the complex is huge. The small museum area is interesting with a very good (though...More

Thank 301lisa33
JohnH13263, Trustee at LLanfyllin Workhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your visit and your comment. We're glad you enjoyed the film and the site. We're sorry that at present we can only afford to open the cafe when we have an event: meanwhile visitors are welcome to use the picnic tables. The...More

Reviewed 8 September 2018

The Workhouse is a work in progress but still very interesting to go for a visit The enthusiastic volunteers are doing a really good job to bring this building back to life The excellent film show on the actual people who lived there is so...More

Thank Linda W
JohnH13263, Trustee at LLanfyllin Workhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks Linda for your comment. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and the film. As you say there's a long way to go: it's a big site and a challenge for a small community. But we have a fine building with an important story...More

Reviewed 23 August 2018

Very interesting,historical site,very information and well run. Its obvious its a work in progress,and thats a great credit to the people concerned. One of a kind ,and nice to see and hear what the history is. easy to find,good parking.

Thank bigtruck61
JohnH13263, Trustee at LLanfyllin Workhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your comment. We're glad you found your visit worth while. As you say it's work in progress: we hope you'll come back in the future to see how it's progressed.

Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

I believe this workhouse is run by volunteers. It has almost been opened to the public too soon. We took our two young grandchildren having whetted their appetite with a brief history of the purpose of workhouses. Our visit lasted little more than ten minutes...More

Thank Mrs Bron G
John H, Trustee at LLanfyllin Workhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2018

We’re sorry you were disappointed! I wonder if you found everything we have to offer? The film drama ‘Ghosts of the Workhouse’, with adult and child actors, lasts 30 minutes and can be viewed at the touch of a button: it’s quite moving and schools...More

Reviewed 26 July 2018

This Victorian Workhouse is managed by The Llanfyllin Dolydd Building Preservation Trust and much restoration work has already been done by Lottery funding, all the windows now have glass but much work is still left to be done. There is plenty of parking at the...More

Thank Onlyjasper
JohnH13263, Trustee at LLanfyllin Workhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your visit and your detailed, appreciative comments. We're glad you found someone to talk to and that you enjoyed the displays and film - we rely on it to give an impression of the building as it was. When there's no event...More

Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

This is unusual in so far as doors are open, in you go and guide yourself around. A good video tells you most of what you want to know, then you follow a guide and info boards as you walk around. Some of this building...More

Thank Bobscutt
JohnH13263, Trustee at LLanfyllin Workhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your visit and your comments: we do feel we have an important story to tell. I'm sorry there was no-one to welcome you, but as you appreciated the visit is designed to be self-guided: we have volunteers there when we can. Y...More

Reviewed 10 April 2018

if you have an interest in social history a visit to the workhouse is a must. The building itself is work in progress, so don't expect a palace with all the latest mod cons. The history about the work house is very well presented and...More

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John H, Trustee at LLanfyllin Workhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Many thanks for your visit and review. The building has an important story to tell and we're glad you appreciated our presentation of its role and history. We hope people will be interested to see how we're tackling a challenging project and gradually improving our...More

Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

It was interesting to see the place and find our about its history. The information was very informative and the video well executed. However, the yards and toilet facilities are in need of attention. It brings the place down. However, on saying this, it is...More

Thank Karen J
John H, Trustee at LLanfyllin Workhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Thank you for your visit, and for your very fair and balanced comment. We’re glad you enjoyed the History Centre and the film: we think they tell an important story and make it accessible as well as thought-provoking. We and our tenants need to do...More

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