These photos were taken at what was a Victorian Workhouse, at Southwell, Nottinghamshire, UK.
Workhouses were seen as a last resort for poor people who had fallen on hard times. They were deliberately run on austere lines, and males and females, even from the same family were kept completely separate.
The building has recently been renovated and is open to the public. It certainly has a Dickensian atmosphere to it. Some of the rooms have been furnished, while others have been left bare.
This is my contribution to Weekly Photo Challenge: Room, hosted by the Daily Post . Click on the link for more details.