Group talks and tours
Discover the delights of Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse for yourselves or let us help enhance your visit with one of our special activities for groups.
A short introduction and welcome from a member of staff on your arrival. There’s lots to choose from at Gressenhall so a Welcome Talk helps you and your group decide how to plan your day as well as being a friendly start to your visit. 5 to 10 minutes, free
Join one of our volunteer gardeners and find out more about the history of the workhouse gardens and how they have been developed. Your guide will take you around the various gardens on site, revealing the hidden history of these spaces. 45 minutes to 1 hour, £2 per person
Behind the Scenes tour
Find out more about our fascinating collections. You will be guided through the museum stores with an opportunity to handle museum objects. Store tours can be focussed on areas of particular interest or specialist subject – please make sure to note this on your booking form. 45 minutes to 1 hour, £2 per person
Put your feet up and enjoy a relaxing and enjoyable tour around our traditionally run farm. Depending on availability, one of our Suffolk Punch horses or tractors will do all the hard work! We are also able to offer cart rides to visitors in wheelchairs or with mobility problems – please indicate this requirement when booking (15-20 passengers per trip). 15 minutes, free, dependant on weather.
Collections Centre tours
Take a tour around a host of fascinating objects including the tusk of the West Runton mammoth, a medieval chancel screen, and a 19th century mustard stamping machine from the Colman’s factory in Norwich. 45 minutes to 1 hour, £2 per person.
We can offer a tour of the outside of the Workhouse building where you can find out some fascinating information about the building before and during it’s time as a workhouse. 45 minutes to 1 hour, £2 per person
We need at least two weeks' notice to arrange group activities, which are subject to availability and/or weather.