NORFOLK Museums Service
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse is a truly unique museum. Visit its 50-acre site and discover the:

    • Museum of life on the land

    • Traditional farm with rare breed animals

    • Beautiful, unspoilt grounds and exciting adventure playground

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. To access a copy of the site map, please click here.

Please note: Work is currently taking place to transform the workhouse displays as part of the Voices from the Workhouse project. Some of the main workhouse building is currently closed and there is no lift access to the first floor. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. For further information on how this work may affect your visit, please contact us.

If you are interested in finding out more about workhouses, please visit our History of Gressenhall webpage. Information on the people who lived and worked here can be found on our Library and Archive webpage.

Voices from the Workhouse

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There are big changes happening at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse. “Voices from the Workhouse” is a three-year Heritage Lottery Fund project which will transform the museum displays telling the real stories of the people who lived and worked in the workhouse.

While we are working on these displays some parts of the site will be closed or empty. We will keep you up to date on what’s happening. Please contact us if you have any questions.

To find out more about this work and the new displays, events, activities and digital resources, please visit our Voices from the Workhouse webpage.

A new season at Gressenhall!

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Jump for joy! Gressenhall reopens for the 2015 season on Sunday 8 March. We will then be open daily all the way to Sunday 1 November. Do come and see us.

Throughout the season, there are lots of events and activities planned. Please see our Event Calendar for more information.

Visit our special exhibition exploring 100 years of the Women’s Institute, Inspiring Women. This fascinating display explores how the WI have campaigned for real change and the creation of close, supportive communities – revealing that it’s not merely about ‘Jam and Jerusalem’. Throughout 2015, Women’s Institute members will be able to visit Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse for just £2.50 per person – just show your membership card on admission. For more information, please visit our Exhibitions webpage.

Thank Goodness for Gressenhall!

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Calling all teachers! Are you worried about changes to the National Curriculum?

All, we can say is ‘Thank Goodness for Gressenhall’!

Our Learning Team have made two short films to highlight how Gressenhall’s formal learning offer fits into the new curriculum - they are well worth watching!

The films are available to view on You Tube by clicking on the following links:

For the Foundation and KS1 programme, please click here

For the KS2 programme, please click here

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