Key stage 2

Please note: please contact us if you cannot find a suitable day. We will do our best to accommodate you. We are also happy to discuss with you how you would like us to tailor activities to support your needs.

For more information, enquiries and bookings please contact Ellie Buckingham, Bookings Administrator, at gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk or call 01362 869251.

Events

Neolithic Britain: hunter-gatherers and first farmers

 

Can you survive our Neolithic challenge? Explore life 5000 years ago using our fantastic Neolithic collections and wonderful site. Hunt for animals in the woods, get to grips with Neolithic tools, plough the field with the rip ard plough and make a Neolithic shelter.

2017: 11-15, 18-22, 25-29 September, 2-6, 30-31 October, 1-3, 6-10 November

2018: 23-27, 30 April, 1-4 May

Other dates are available on request.

Full day, £5 per pupil

Victorian Activity Day

 

Find out about life in Victorian England through our dramatic Whodunnit? Meet costumed characters, both rich and poor, and engage in active learning sessions in our Victorian schoolroom, cottage kitchen, workhouse and laundry. Can you help discover who has committed the terrible crime? This immersive day provides a focus for your local study and the theme of social history. It encourages communication and literacy skills.

This event is a ‘living history’ day. To enter into the spirit, we invite you to come in costume.

2017: 30-31 October, 1-3, 6-10, 13-17 November

2018: 23-27, 30 April, 1-4, 14-18 May, 4-8, 11-15 June, 9-13 July

Other dates are available on request.

Full day, £5 per pupil

Evacuees (Home Front Heroes)

 

Join our costumed characters and discover the Home Front during WWII. Meet a Women’s Land Army girl and ‘Dig for Victory’ with the heavy horses. Take cover in the air raid shelter and let the ARP warden show you how to use a stirrup pump. ‘Make do and Mend’ with a worried housewife, find out about rationing in the Village Shop and help win the war with the Home Guard. The perfect day for a study of the Home Front as a significant turning point in British social history.

This event is a ‘living history’ day. To enter into the spirit, we invite you to come in costume.

2017: 30-31 October, 1-3, 6-10, 13-17 November

2018: 23-27, 30 April, 1-4, 14-18 May, 4-8, 11-15 June, 9-13 July

Full day, £5 per pupil

Victorian Whodunnit?

 

This day provides a focus for your local study and the theme of social history. It also encourages communication and literacy skills. Find out about life in Victorian England through our dramatic Whodunnit? Meet costumed characters, both rich and poor, and engage in active learning sessions in our Victorian schoolroom, cottage kitchen, workhouse and laundry. Can you help discover who has committed the terrible crime?

This event is a ‘living history’ day. To enter into the spirit, we invite you to come in costume.

2017: 13-17, 20-24, 27-30 November, 1 December

2018: 29-31 January, 1-2, 5-9, 19-23, 26-28 February, 1-2 March, 9-13 July

Full day, £5 per pupil

Christmas in the Workhouse

 

Find out about Victorian Christmas for rich and poor. Join our costumed characters to make candy canes, decorations and toys for poor children. Perform a festive Victorian melodrama - but don’t forget that there is still lots to be done in the workhouse. And who is the mystery benefactor who keeps leaving gifts? To enter into the spirit of a Victorian Christmas we invite you to come in costume.

2017: 30 November, 1, 4-8, 11-15, 18-19 December

Other dates are available on request.

Full day, £5 per pupil

First World War: Annie’s War

 

See World War One through a child’s eyes in this sensitive and accessible day event. Meet her friends and family and find out how the war affects them: soldier, nurse, Women’s Land Army girl and schoolmaster. The day ends with a morale-boosting film and magic lantern show, as the villagers raise money for the troops on the front line. An active day to help your children understand the local impact of national events and investigate different attitudes to the war.

This event is a ‘living history’ day. To enter into the spirit, we invite you to come in costume.

2017: 30-31 October, 1-3, 6-10, 13-17 November

2018: 23-27, 30 April, 1-4, 14-18 May, 4-8, 11-15 June, 9-13 July

Other dates are available on request.

Full day, £5 per pupil

Bookings and further information

There are lots of different ways to visit Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse:

  • Book a special event (above)
  • Come on a teacher-led visit
  • Enhance your teacher-led visit with an additional activity or activities: object handling, Victorian cooking, old fashioned washing or food and farming
  • Work with us to develop a programme which fits your learning needs

For more information, enquiries and bookings please contact Ellie Buckingham, Bookings Administrator, at gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk or call 01362 869251.