‘Sheffield Workhouse; From Pauper Palace to Regional General Hospital’ by Mary Garside for The Victorian Society

Tuesday, 5th March 2024

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Showroom 5 in The Showroom Cinema

Entrance is open to members & non-members and costs £5.00. 


We look at how the workhouse was built in the late 1800s to accommodate those who were unable or ‘unwilling’ to work and how the buildings changed over time to care for the sick and infirm until becoming a Regional General Hospital.

Mary Garside is a member of Sheffield Hospitals History Group which aims to preserve the history of Sheffield’s hospitals through preserving and sharing artefacts, photographs and memorabilia. Having trained as a nurse and midwife at the Northern General Hospital Mary later worked as a health visitor in Sheffield. Mary has always been interested in local history, particularly the lives and experiences of those who have used the services of, or worked in, Sheffield’s hospitals.


Doors open at 7.00pm and the start time is 7.30pm prompt. Showroom 5 is fully accessible and there is disabled parking available on Paternoster Row.

Entrance is open to members & non-members and costs £5. 

Showroom 5 in The Showroom Cinema
Paternoster Row
S1 2BX