NORFOLK Museums Service
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

A Greener Gressenhall

At Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse we are committed to turning our museum ‘green’. Our museum collections show how we used to live and farm in a more sustainable way.

Children enjoying learning about natural building techniques as part of the "green stream" of a Gressenhall event Over the past few years we have been working to identify ways that we can improve our energy efficiency. We have installed draught proofing on many of our windows and doors along with LED lighting in our displays and loft insulation.

We have also installed a new boiler fuelled by wood pellets. This boiler has significantly reduced our use of oil for heating. The project is part of Norfolk County Council’s Carbon and Energy Reduction Fund (CERF).

Enhancing biodiversity is another key part of our work and we are constantly developing ways to improve the variety of wildlife that live on our site. You can discover what birds and animals currently live on our farm with our Nature Watch cameras.

The most important part of this work is our Gressenhall Green Team, a group of staff and volunteers who are always looking for ways to make the museum greener.

We are always on the look out for new ways to make Gressenhall even more sustainable. If you have any suggestions, please contact us.

To find out more about the work to date, please access the Studies in Partnership publication below.

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