NORFOLK Museums Service
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

The Museum

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse houses vast collections relating to the ordinary people of Norfolk, particularly those who worked on the land.

Displays housed in the main workhouse building include:

    • Voices from the Workhouse – an immersive exhibition exploring the stories of those who lived and worked here

    • The Museum of Norfolk Life – displays which explore live beyond the workhouse walls

    • Our newly refurbished 1950s Room

    • Engine Rooms

    • Transport Gallery

    • First Farmers Gallery – exploring life in prehistoric Norfolk

    • Land Girls and Lumber Jills – Norfolk’s Forgotten Army

Please note: The Collections Gallery is currently closed to the public, as part of the “Voices from the Workhouse” project. The Collections Gallery will reopen in 2017.

In some of the smaller workhouse buildings, shops and homes from the past have been lovingly re-created:

    • Village Row, including a general store, Post Office, Seed Merchants' Shop and Forge

    • School Room

    • Cherry Tree Cottage

    • Panhard et Levassor Motor House

Plus, there are more collections to see on the farm:

    • Farmhouse

    • St Nicholas' Barn

    • The Dairy

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse also hosts an annual special exhibition. Please see our Exhibitions webpage for more information.

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