NORFOLK Museums Service
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

A unique place to meet in the heart of Norfolk

Located in the heart of the Norfolk countryside, yet lying only a short drive from Norwich and King’s Lynn and just 3 miles from the A47, Gressenhall provides a relaxing rural venue for your meeting, your event, your car rally or even your film.

As part of your day with us, you can explore our 50 acres of tranquil riverside landscape and our working Victorian farm featuring rare breeds including Suffolk Punch horses.

You can also enjoy visiting the Museum of Norfolk Life and one of the few preserved Victorian Workhouses open to the public.

Room Hire and Conference Facilities

The chapel at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

Gressenhall provides a unique venue for your event or meeting and has a number of different spaces available for your use.

Our Training Room is an ideal location for meetings of up to 40 delegates. Larger groups can be accommodated in the Workhouse Boardroom or the Chapel. For training and more hand-on workshops, our Learning Centre or Garden Room are ideal locations. A truly unique space is our new Keppel's Lodge, a self contained unit built from green oak and glass. For more information on all of these spaces and details of prices, please access the Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse - Room Hire and Marquee Charges document below.

For conferences, we can provide a range of “break-out” spaces for smaller group work.

We have plenty of equipment available including data projectors a sound system and hearing loop. Our on-site café offers a broad range of exciting menus, using carefully selected local suppliers and ingredients. Special activities can be provided including cart rides and workhouse tours. Please contact us to discuss your individual requirements.

For more information, please download our Room Hire and Conference Facilities Information Sheet below.

Private hire

Looking for a venue with a difference for your event? Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse is here to help. We have a wealth of experience hosting events and activities and can support your organisation with the planning and delivery - from a family day out for your members, to an evening reception.

For outdoor events, we have two marquees available to hire both off-site and at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse. Our on-site café offers a broad range of exciting menus to suit every need.

Please contact us to discuss your individual requirements.

Brilliant for Birthday Parties

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We’ve got birthday parties all wrapped up at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse!

Hire one of our party rooms and decorate it to get that perfect party theme. Explore the museum, dress up and get up close to some of our collections. Eat a tasty lunch or delicious birthday tea in your party room, then burn off the extra energy in our amazing adventure playground.

Gallop down to the farm to see the animals and see if you can collect all the stamps in our Passport to Fun on the Farm. Pre-book and finish off your day with a private cart ride around Gressenhall Farm (weather permitting).

There are extra special Gressenhall party invitations available to download and print below, as well as a children’s activity pack which is full of party ideas to make the most of your day with us. We can also arrange a birthday cake and party bags too!

Guaranteed to be a memorable occasion with plenty of fun to be had by all!

For more information, please download the Birthday Parties Options and Price List below, and contact us to discuss your individual requirements.

Car rallies

Looking for a destination for your Car Rally?  Look no further than Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse - home of the Panhard et Levassor, Norfolk's oldest working car. Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse is the ideal venue for your vintage or classic car club outings - from road runs to rallies - motorcycle and vintage bicycle clubs.

Whether you are passing through or staying for the day, we can provide you with a secure space for your vehicles and use of our facilities. Make your visit one to remember, with a specialist talk on the Panhard et Levassor, Norfolk’s oldest working car, or a tour of our fascinating engineering displays.

For more information, please access the Car Rallies Information Sheet below and contact us to discuss your requirements

Lights, camera, action!

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse: the perfect location for your film!  Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse is a truly unique site and the ideal location for documentary, drama and venue filming.

Whether you’re looking for grim Workhouse surroundings, rural cottages, 1950s décor or general landscape views, we have the venue to suit. Meanwhile, our historic farm employs traditional farming techniques, such as the use of heavy horses.

For more information, please access the Filming Information Sheet below and contact us to discuss your individual requirements

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