Ghost Hunt at The Thorne Former Workhouse, Doncaster 12th October 2019



Visage Paranormal invite you to join us on a ghost hunt at the Thorne Former Workhouse, Doncaster.

You’ve probably seen the Ghost Hunting TV Shows and thought, “I’d like to do that”. Well now is your chance to experience a REAL, no nonsense ghost hunt.

This event is strictly limited to 20 guests only.

Become a ghost hunter for the evening and attempt to contact the spirits that still reside in this place. Take part in various experiments including Victorian Séances and table tipping. you have full use of all our ghost hunting equipment throughout the night in your search for the spirits or we are more than happy for you to bring your own.

You will need to bring warm clothing and appropriate footwear and also a torch as it it very dark when all the lights are turned off.

Are you brave enough to join us?

What's Included | Ghost Hunting at The Thorne Former Workhouse
  • Access areas not usually seen by the general public (venue dependant)
  • Investigate using different experiments and techniques (See the ‘What’s Included’ tab)
  • Full use of our paranormal equipment
  • Complimentary Tea/Coffee/Soft Drinks
  • Complimentary Snacks
  • FREE Prize Draw Raffle
  • Chance for a lone vigil (if you’re brave enough!)
  • We will also have our Charity bucket with some select merchandise on offer. GIVE WHAT YOU CAN!


Sat 12 October 2019, 21:00 until 02:00


Thorne Sea Cadets
Lock Hill,


Parking Available on site outside the building.


Not suitable for wheelchair users. People with mobility issues are made aware that there are a lot stairs in this location but they all have handrails.

Deposit Payments

Remainder of Balance due on or before 28th September 2019

Thorne Union Workhouse was erected in 1838 on a site at the west of Thorne at a cost of £3,315 and was to house up to 200 inmates.

A casual block was erected to the east of the site and an infirmary to the west with a mortuary behind it. This is where they would keep the pigs.

By the late 1920’s the workhouse could house around 111 inmates however the average occupancy would been around 80 people.

By 1930 it could house up to 108 inmates including 29 males and 5 females in the casual wards. At this time it was deemed to be too small an establishment and was closed a few years later.

In 1940 the workhouse became military billeting until 1944 then the local unit of the Sea Cadets had the front part of the house. The part used by the Sea Cadets now was the Social Club for C F Taylors (Wool spinners) based at Shipley, Yorkshire. A mill at the top of Brook Street was the Thorne branch – now closed. The club eventually closed and the Sea Cadets took it over. The building is now used by TS Gambia The Sea Cadet Corps (Unit 334).

The main part of the Workhouse was demolished. The Infirmary part, now a residential home was used for some time as a factory for Chilproof knitwear.

Until the 1960’s a small brick built mortuary with a massive stone slab stood at the back of the infirmary. Most of the dead who had laid on it were burned in unmarked graves. The bell that was tolled to bring the residents back in at night no longer peels.

Reported sightings of Shadow People and noises have been heard in this building and also reports of being hair being touched by unseen hands and disembodied voices and footsteps have been heard.

  • Welcome meeting with health & safety talk and equipment briefing
  • Big group vigil which includes a circle of protection. This is entirely optional and you DO NOT have to participate if you do not wish to do so.
  • Break up into smaller more intimate groups
  • Take part in various experiments including table tipping, Glass Divination, Ouija sessions and traditional Victorian Séances. You DO NOT have to participate if you do not wish to do so.
  • Complimentary Tea/Coffee/Soft Drinks and snacks available throughout the night.
  • A friendly knowledgeable team with years of experience to give help and guidance through the night.
  • Access to ALL areas of the building not usually accessed by the venue (dependant on the venue)

Visage Paranormal offer a way to keep costs down so you can pay a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit to book your place then you can pay the remainder of the balance four weeks before the start date of the event (unless otherwise specified). Failure to pay the balance by the date specified WILL result in your place being cancelled and resold as per our Terms and Conditions.

Just select the Non-Refundable deposit option when checking out and follow the on-screen instructions.

You can pay by PayPal or Debit/Credit Card. Just select your preferred payment method on checkout. You do not need a PayPal account to pay for your event.

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