Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse is a truly unique museum. Visit its 50-acre site and discover the:
• Historic workhouse
• Museum of life on the land
• Traditional farm with rare breed animals
• Beautiful, unspoilt grounds
The museum is a great day out whether you want to learn about the lives of Norfolk people in the past or relax and have a good time with your friends and family. You’ll need a whole day to begin to discover all its wonders.
Use the navigation links to plan your visit, find out more about the museum and for details of events and exhibitions.
BBC Gardeners' Question Time comes from Gressenhall
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse and Norfolk Master Gardeners are proud to announce that the BBC Gardeners’ Question Time will be recorded at the Museum of Norfolk Life, near Dereham on Monday 24 June 2013.
For over 65 years, this popular show has answered the trickiest of horticultural questions posed by audiences. For the first 47 years the team were shown the questions in advance, but that tradition was dropped in 1994. Nowadays being a panel member is not for the faint-hearted but for those with a depth of gardening knowledge.
All tickets have now been sold, but please do listen out for Gressenhall on the radio. Gardeners Question Time is broadcast on Friday at 3pm and Sunday at 2pm on BBC Radio 4.
Object of the Month
Each month, we pick one of the many fascinating items from our collection as our Object of the Month. With over 50,000 objects to select from, we are really spoilt for choice! You can find out more in our Collections Corner.
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Discover the Norfolk Nurserymen
Nurserymen are people who grow and develop plants to sell on to gardeners and farmers. Explore the stories of four successful local businesses - the Taylors, Starks, Daniels and Cannells – in a special exhibition for 2013.
Norfolk Nurserymen is on display within the Collections Gallery, upstairs in the main museum building.
For more information, please see the exhibitions page.
Award winning sessions for schools!
Congratulations to our learning team, who have just picked up an award for quality and excellence from the Heritage Education Trust. The Sandford Awards for Heritage Education are awarded annually following an assessment by a panel of independent judges.
The Trust believes that the experience that the visits that are made as children can inspire a lifelong appreciation of history. They said:
“Gressenhall Workhouse and Farm offers an active and fun schools learning programme for all ages, using the original workhouse buildings, room displays, working farm and farmyard, shops and homes from the past and fields, woodland and riverside. The hands on sessions engage and inspire school groups.”
To find out more about what sessions are available to schools, please visit the Gressenhall Learning webpage.
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse accepts Hudson’s Heritage Explorer Pass. To find out more click here>> or on the image.
- Event information - Apple Day (pdf - 438kB)
- Event information - Village at War (pdf - 456kB)
- Gressenhall Access Information Sheet (pdf - 61kB)
- Gressenhall Groups - All Aboard for the Workhouse Information Pack 2013 (pdf - 66kB)
- Gressenhall Groups - Booking Form 2013 (pdf - 49kB)
- Gressenhall Groups - Gardening Clubs 2013 (pdf - 1183kB)
- Gressenhall Groups - Info and Prices 2013 (pdf - 59kB)
- Gressenhall Groups - Things to see and do in 2013 (pdf - 1322kB)
- Gressenhall leaflet 2013 (pdf - 948kB)