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Please read our coronavirus information page for more information about what to expect before you book, to avoid disappointment.

Cafe, picnics and shop

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse has a shop, café, picnic areas, baby changing facilities, accessible toilets and parking. 

From 12 April, outdoor areas will re-open, with table service from outdoor cafe tables only. All indoor areas, including the shop will remain closed until 17 May at the earliest.

The Mardlers’ Rest Café

Gressenhall café is open and providing refreshments for visitors to enjoy and have picnics in our grounds. We are now able to offer a limited sit down service in the café. Tables are available on a first come first served basis. All food and drink will continue to be served in disposable containers which can be consumed in the museum grounds.

View the café's take away menu.


Gressenhall is perfect for picnics. There are picnic tables and benches around the workhouse buildings. Please note, the indoor picnic area is currently closed.

Adventure playground

Our brand new playground is now open! To ensure we can operate it safely we have put additional measures in place. Please note that all play sessions are 40 minuets long and must be booked when onsite. Each play session has a limited number of spaces available and undergoes a thorough clean between play sessions.


We have lots of wonderful items available in the gift shop, though access to the shop is limited. If there is an item you would like to buy, please speak to a member of staff.