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Workhouse Museum and Library
Rochester, NY
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Closed as of April 2014”
Reviewed 1 May 2014

Went there and found it closed two weeks ago. Artifacts were taken to the City Museum, I believe. We were really Disappointed, as it sounded interesting.

Visited May 2014
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English first
Bradford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“incredibly thought provoking and well worth a visit”
Reviewed 27 February 2014

Laura gave us a fabulous talk and tour and really engaged our children who were drawn into a life of gruel, hard labour and separation from their parents. We were enthralled for over an hour in her company and she even gave the children a biscuit at the end of the tour. A plea to Derry Council to sign post it, provide information leaflets and even better secure funding to restore the top floor so we can see more. Such a shame that so much of the workhouse and land has been already sold and built on. A definite must to visit!

Visited February 2014
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London
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed 15 January 2014 via mobile

Above the waterside library is this hidden gem. Brilliant 20 minute tour given by Laura offered loads of insight, history and social info. Do not miss this - it is half an hour brilliantly spent and there was no charge! Can't believe I didn't know it was here. Should have been made much of in the year of city of culture.

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25 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“great place”
Reviewed 6 December 2013

As this is not the type of thing i would not normally visit this was surprisingly good whilst being a little spooky in the corridor,would like to mention that the staff are great especially Heather who is so enthusiastic about the place.

Visited August 2013
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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“A real gem that needs to be preserved!”
Reviewed 4 December 2013

I agree totally with earlier reviewers. Having heard about it on TV, i came here to see the spitfire exhibit but was really most excited by Laura, the guide, and her stories about the workhouse. Amazingly when I was trying to find the place, a real challenge, most of the culture staff had never heard of either the exhibit or the museum! Shame on Derry City Council for not using this year to promote and exploit these two unique pieces of our history. Instead this museum has been ignored, under resourced and left totally off the map. Half of the original workhouse building has already been lost to ugly private development lets hope thats not the plan for the rest of it. It was both our first and the last remaining workhouse building we have!

Visited December 2013
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