Abandoned Old Workshop

Lamps 1
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Multiplayer ??
Changes in NG+? Yes/No

Abandoned Old Workshop is a location in Bloodborne. It is a small workshop hidden away from prying eyes, and looks very similar to the Hunter's Dream location. What significance this has is open to interpretation, though it seems to have some ties with Gehrman.

Abandoned Old Workshop Information

The Hunter's Dream is a replica of this place. Entering this area will unlock the "The Source of the Dream" trophy. Finding the place gives you 2 Insight.

NPCs in the area



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Lore Notes

  • The Old Abandon Workshop was the origin of the Hunter's Dream. Gehrman, as the First Hunter, has formed the Workshop and created various standard Trick Weapons and Firearms for the Hunters, the Plain Doll also came from this place, served as Gehrman's one and only companion in his dream. While the Old Hunter Bone outside was probably Gehrman's apprentice as well as an associate of Master Willem, Laurence. The Umbillical Child could be evidenced that Gehrman was fully aware of the Moon Presence and the origin of the Dream right from the beginning, and wishing to awake from it. He eventually developed a dislike to the Doll since he wants to get rid of the Nightmare.



After defeating the Blood-Starved Beast go to the Cathedral Ward and enter the door on the right, take the elevator up, cross the room with the wheelchair enemy and don't enter the next building, go around the building right side, drop down and enter the doorway further ahead.

There are several drops here and the goal is not to reach the bottom. Drop on the left side before the walkway to land on a small platform. Drop again to the next platform and open the door, enter and you will reach the Abandoned Old Workshop.

This area is exactly like the Hunter's Dream. Where the bath messengers are (in the dream) you will find a chest containing the Doll Set, inside the building you will find the One Third of Umbilical Cord on the Memory Altar and the Small Hair Ornament in a closet. There is also a doll abandoned on the floor that looks like the
one in the Dream.

Light the lamp in the middle of the building and go outside, where the Insight Messenger Shop is in the Dream, and pick up the Old Hunter Bone.

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    • Anonymous

      17 Jan 2018 17:45  

      I don't know why someone added that the Old Hunter Bone was "probably" Laurence, because there's no indication of it. Laurence is never mentioned to be a hunter, nor a student of Gehrman's. What little information we have (such as dialogue, especially deleted dialogue) seems to suggest that they were friends or good acquaintances, but nothing suggests that Laurence had any involvement in directly fighting beasts with him.

      • Anonymous

        26 Dec 2017 19:16  

        Gehrman confused me about this place. He said ascend Odein Chapel. I thought that meant up from Cathedral Ward. But in his defense, it actually makes sense. He was not in Cathedral Ward himself.

        • Anonymous

          17 Dec 2017 09:12  

          One thing I noticed about this area after several playthroughs is that the lantern isn't under the yharnam headstone, but under the unseen headstone in the hunters dream. There has to be some significance there, right?

          • Anonymous

            19 Aug 2017 18:20  

            The Paleblood Moon glows so brightly over the Abandoned Old Workshop, probably because of the Moon Presence's fixation on Gehrman and the Hunters. I wonder if the One Third Umbilical here belonged to the Moon Presence, if the theory that it's gestating/maturing in the Hunter's Dream is correct?

            • Anonymous

              Abandoned Doll noises and blood echoes16 Aug 2016 02:32  

              I've searched high and low for the supposed crystal lizard type enemy that gives echoes, I can't find it. If you have a vid of defeating in and then going to the workshop and not getting the evhoes, id love to see it. Also, sometimes, when I approach the abandoned doll, I hear a low rumbling sound like something from a horror movie. And of course everyone knows about the finger twitching.. And you can see her head turn to face you slightly when you enter through the door next to her. Most npcs in the game share the head turning behavior, so it seems like maybe it was planned for her to be an npc but never was?

              • Anonymous

                reverse dream05 Jul 2016 14:56  

                What if you have to be near the doll with 0 insight? The doll in the dream wakes up when you have 1, so maybe it's the opposite for reality?

                • Disembodied Voice05 Jul 2016 14:56  

                  A few people have mentioned it, but not many people seem to be discussing this. There is the disembodied voice of a woman laughing and saying "yes" over and over again. It seems to only happen before killing Rom. Some people describe it as being by where the gate should be, but I've used my headphones to kind of work out where it is exactly. I'll link a video when I can, so everyone can hear it. I'm assuming it's probably a bug, but it also might be something else. Very odd either way.

                  • Anonymous

                    Strange Doll <- Might be an NPC05 Jul 2016 14:56  

                    So Im in NG+ and of course I'm by the doll everyone is talking about, when I get close to it theres this dark creepy vague noise ( I don't know if it indicates a purpose or what) and since i was curious i pulled out the monoculars and inspected everything, I saw one finger that keeps twitching. So it could be an NPC in some sort of way.

                    • How to safely reach the door to the Abandoned Old Workshop05 Jul 2016 14:56  

                      A two step guide on how to reach the door. Nothing fancy, just pinpointing the two specific jumps you have to make and the correct anglesLink:

                      • Abandoned Doll v205 Jul 2016 14:56  

                        Does anyone know if the abandoned doll in the old workshop, comes to life like the one in hunter's dream? Perhaps with more insight, i ran in with 38~40 insight and nothing happened, was wondering if anyone ran through with more and saw something different.

                        • Anonymous

                          Hidden Rune and Messenger Item05 Jul 2016 14:56  

                          Heading up the elevator on the way there before the first wheel chair gunner is a window you can roll out of. its a rune for holding more QS bullets and a messenger item with a urn

                          • Anonymous

                            Abandoned Doll spectres05 Jul 2016 14:56  

                            In my game (online, NG+) the abandoned doll is surrounded by the gravestones of dead players' spectres. Viewing the spectres show the players fighting something but there are no enemies here. Wondering if it signifies that the doll is surrounded by death or something? Or it could just be a glitch in my game.

                            • Anonymous

                              Abandoned Old Workshop, Help?05 Jul 2016 14:56  

                              When you go down the pit to the door, is there anything at the bottom of the pit?

                              • Anonymous

                                Where the heck do these two lines come from?05 Jul 2016 14:56  

                                "While the Old Hunter Bone outside was probably Gehrman's apprentice as well as an associate of Master Willem, Laurence. " "He eventually developed a dislike to the Doll since he wants to get rid of the Nightmare."

                                • Anonymous

                                  Little Bonus05 Jul 2016 14:56  

                                  You can also see the abandoned workshop from a different area. Start at the Great Cathedral lantern and head out and turn left, towards where the two hostile hunters are (I believe it's the path to unseen village) and head down the stairs to just before where you would fight the hunters. If you look off the edge there's the giant tree and you can spot the workshop itself.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Tombstone05 Jul 2016 14:56  

                                    Has anyone else noticed that the only tombstone in AOW is the same one the doll periodically visits in Hunters Dream? Could this be Gherman's grave in the real world?

                                    • Strange Voice05 Jul 2016 14:56  

                                      Has any one else noticed that there is a strange voice in the area. I dont think it is the doll although it was my first idea. Outside of the work shop near where all the tutu rail messages are in the dream. There the voice of what sounds like a women. She seem to be sighing, giggleing, and saying "yes" very quietly I had to crank my tv up to here her. I cant figure out a way to interact with it. From what I can find not many people know about this.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        The doll is the host of The hunters dream.05 Jul 2016 14:56  

                                        The doll in the old workshop is moving his finger like the always willing to help doll when she is sleeping, maybe the doll is filled with the original wielder of the umbillical cord, probably the offspring of oedon, since he doesn't have form needs of a physical host (which would please the ones who think she is an Old God). ┬┐What do you think?

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Abandoned Doll05 Jul 2016 14:56  

                                          If you look at the hand on the abandoned dolls lap, youll see one of its fingers move occasionally

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Abandoned Doll insight gain05 Jul 2016 14:56  

                                            I was looking at the Doll with the monocular in order to see its finger moving, and after seeing this a few times, I gained 99 insight (I think). I started at 95, then the sound and particle effect activated, while the counter in the corner said +99. No one else has brought this up so it might be a glitch. Can someone else confirm?

                                            • Anonymous

                                              About the strange voices05 Jul 2016 14:56  

                                              Apparently the "Oho~! Yes..." words you can hear around that one tree in AOW are just voices coming from some house above or below the area, I vaguely remember hearing that sentence being repeated somewhere else, and when I went there after Blood Moon happened (and when people in their houses stop responding and go quiet) I couldn't hear anything anymore. But since it doesn't seem like there's anything above the workshop, and it's hard to think of anything being below of it either, I suppose one could assume the area overlaps with some other area, but we can still hear the sounds of that other area due to a glitch or something.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Specters05 Jul 2016 14:56  

                                                Does anyone know why there are specters in the old abandoned workshop that are being killed all using chikage to attack the abandoned doll? also there are notes warning of metamorphases.

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