NORFOLK Museums Service
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

Collections Corner

Our curatorial staff are concentrated on the Collections Gallery redisplay at present and will not be available for any enquiries until 31 July 2017.

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse has some fascinating collections.

Our regular newsletter ‘Collections Corner’ is a great way to find out more about these objects and the stories behind them.

Please download previous editions of Collections Corner using the links below.


Most of the collection is built up from people donating items to the museum. We are very grateful for all offers of donation.

Unfortunately, we are not able to accept everything which we are offered.

    • If we already have an example of an object within our collections we will not duplicate it with a new item.

    • We have to use our space and resources wisely.

    • We can only collect things with a good Norfolk connection.

If you would like to offer an item for donation, please email Please include as much information about the item as possible including how you acquired it. Please include a photo and dimensions as this will help us to make our decision.

One of our Curatorial Team will get back to you, but please note that due to the high volume of offers we receive this may take some time. Please do not bring your items here without an appointment, our Curatorial Team are very busy and you may have a wasted journey.

Gressenhall Monument Fellowship

Members of staff taking part in a Monument Fellow collections session examining gardening tools

The Monument Fellow project was funded by the Museums’ Association and enabled retired collections specialists to work with former colleagues, their successors and the wider museum community to share and develop collections knowledge.

In 2011 and 2012, Bridget Yates, founder curator at the museum, worked with our current curator Megan Dennis on the gardening collections to increase their prominence and highlight their value within the museum.

The project allowed Megan and Bridget to work together to pass on knowledge about these collections through a series of internal sessions with staff and volunteers and workshops for the wider museums network organised through SHARE, an online blog and Collections Corner, our collections newsletter.

Want to see more?

If you would like to see any particular objects or types of objects held in our collection, or to find out more information to support your research or investigations into family or local history, come and visit our Library and Archive.

Please contact us in advance to make an appointment, so that we can ensure that someone is available to help.

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