Secondary school

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse is the perfect venue for secondary school curriculum and activity week visits. Our experienced educators deliver engaging learning sessions accessible to all students. We are happy to work with you to meet your curriculum needs.

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

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.

Events

Homes or Habitats? Geography KS3

A planning application has been made to build houses on the Gressenhall farm site. Your students must decide what is to be done. They take part in activities on both the farm and museum site, question four characters with very different attitudes to the development and express their own views at a concluding planning enquiry.

Full day, £5 per student

Dates available by request. Please contact us and we will try to accommodate you.

Was the Workhouse so Bad?

Explore Victorian attitudes to poverty, morality and social responsibility in this active history investigation. Students interact with costumed characters representing different views of the workhouse. They look at the workhouse buildings and use historical documents to make up their own minds. The programme provides evidence for students to write up a coursework assignment.

2017: November 13 - 17, 20 - 24, 27 - 30, December 1 
2018: January 29 - 31, February 1 - 2, 5 - 9, 19 - 23, 26 - 28, March 1 -2, July 9 - 13.

Other dates available on request.

Full day, £5 per student

Victorian Whodunit?

Find out about Victorian moral attitudes and place the workhouse in its historic context through this dramatic Whodunit? A poor female inmate has been murdered in the workhouse. Students meet costumed characters and help discover who committed the terrible crime. This engaging day is a perfect support for the study of spoken English.

2017: November 13 - 17, 20 - 24, 27 - 30, December 1 
2018: January 29 - 31, February 1 - 2, 5 - 9, 19 - 23, 26 - 28, March 1 -2, July 9 - 13.

Other dates available on request.

Full day, £5 per student

Booking 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
  • Work with us to develop a programme which fits your learning needs

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