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.
Closed for the winter
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse is currently closed for the winter. We will reopen for half term between Monday 17 and Friday 21 February 2014, from 10am to 4pm, with plenty to keep the whole family entertained.
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse will reopen for the 2014 season on Sunday 9 March 2014.
Thank you to everyone who visited us this year. We hope to see you back at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse again soon.
Book now and experience a Victorian Family Christmas!
Tickets are now available for a Victorian Family Christmas - the perfect way to get you and your family in the festive mood this December.
Turn back the clock and enjoy a festive celebration with carol singing, storytelling and magic lantern shows. Make some Victorian wrapping paper and deck Cherry Tree Cottage with handmade decorations. Play some traditional games and send Father Christmas a letter from our village post office. Can you help Scrooge to find the spirit of Christmas?
The Mardler’s Rest Café will also be open throughout the event, serving hot and cold food and drinks. A Victorian Family Christmas runs from 10am to 2.30pm on Sunday 15 December.
Get your tickets now for this special out of season opening! Entry is by pre-booked ticket only. Ticket prices: Adults £7, Young People (age 4-16) £5, Under 4s Free. Discounts for Museums Pass holders and Friends of Gressenhall.
To book, please telephone 01362 869251.
Rewarded for Excellence
We’re proud to announce that we have just received a Certificate of Excellence from the world’s largest travel website - TripAdvisor.
This accolade is given to establishments and attractions that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews. We’re delighted as only the top-performing 10 per cent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award!
We would love to hear what you think of Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse. Visit the Gressenhall TripAdvisor page and add your own review.
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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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 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)