NORFOLK Museums Service
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

Now open for 2017 season!

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Explore the fascinating new displays and discover the Voices from the Workhouse. Hear real stories of those who lived and worked within its walls and find out about the impact of this intriguing institution.

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

    • Historic workhouse building featuring new exhibition galleries exploring ‘Voices from the Workhouse’

    • 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.
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Please note: Our collections team will be concentrating on the Collections Gallery re-display until 31 July 2017 and will not be available for any enquiries.

What’s on at Gressenhall

2017 is filled with events and activities, from the much-loved Spring Fair, to the ever popular Apple Day. The museum’s ‘Days with a Difference’, ensure there’s something for everyone. With activities each and every day of the school holidays, there’s always lots to keep the whole family entertained throughout the whole year.

It’s cheaper to book online with art tickets!

Story Festival

Sunday 9 July 10am - 5pm

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Meet much-loved characters from your favourite childhood tales as you explore Gressenhall from the woods to the river. Snuggle down for story time and discover new tales.

New for 2017 - We are delighted to be joined by Strange Fascination Theatre Company who will be bring their open air production of Alice in Wonderland to Story Festival. There will be two performances throughout the day which will be included in the admission price.

The show is a family friendly extravaganza of puppetry, audience participation, singalongs and zany characters!

Join Alice as she falls down the rabbit hole in search of her sister. Wonderland offers many delights and strange creatures, weird adventures and lots of fun!

Will the Cheshire Cat help Alice? Is the Mad Hatter really mad? Will the Mock Turtle cheer up? And then there's the Queen of Hearts, who wants to chop off everyone's heads!

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