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Saturday 15 August 2020
Ancient House
Date:
Saturday 15 August 2020
Times: 18:00 - 22:00   6pm to 10pm
Price:   You can watch and chat for free or watch ad-free for £4.99.


01842 752599
ancienthouse@norfolk.gov.uk
Assassin's Creed: The Last Maharaja Live Stream

Join gamer Moofle and staff from Ancient House Museum for a Live Stream of The Last Maharaja, an add-on content pack for Assassin’s Creed ® Syndicate. Moofle will play the different quests within the game live and comment on the playability and style of game. The Ancient House team will be online throughout to offer historical context via a live chat and share the real story of The Last Maharajah of Punjab which inspired the game. Twin Assassins Jacob and Evie Frye join Duleep Singh as he fights to reclaim his birthright as the last Maharaja in this entirely new story for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. In his quest to reclaim his heritage, Duleep, with the help of the Frye twins, will take on the Templars while testing his friendship with the queen. This online event will be part of the first ever South Asian Heritage Month and part of Ancient House's on going partnership with Essex Cultural Diversity Project. This game has a guidance rating of 18+ because it contains bad language and violence. Head to https://www.twitch.tv/moofle to join in.

Thursday 27 August 2020
Ancient House
Date:
Thursday 27 August 2020
Times: 10:00 - 12:00   10am start
Price:   Free but must be booked in advance


01842 752599
ancienthouse@norfolk.gov.uk
How to Dig Up a Tyrannosaurus

During the summer of 2003 Senior Curator of Natural History & Geology at Norfolk Museums Service, Dr David Waterhouse travelled to Montana to take part in a Tyrannosaurus excavation. From the time just before dinosaurs went extinct; ‘Thomas’ the T. rex turned out to be the latest ever found, and David is the only Brit ever to have been part of a Tyrannosaurus dig. Discover how this huge fossil was excavated and preserved, and find out first-hand about David’s incredible trip to the mid-west of America. David will also answer any questions from budding paleontologist about dinosaurs and fossils. The event will be via Zoom Webinar. A link will be sent nearer the time. The event is suitable for a family audience. For further information please email ancienthouse@norfolk.gov.uk Access requirements The event will be held via Zoom Webinar. The webinar link will be sent to you via email before the event. The link may not be shared with anyone other than the named person on the booking.

Friday 28 August 2020
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Friday 28 August 2020
Times: 19:00 - 21:00  
Price:   Pre-booked ticket £5, Museums Pass £4.50, Under 4s free. Pre booking essential.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Bat Walk

Join the Norwich Bat Group with their specialist equipment to see and hear the amazing bats that live and feed at Gressenhall. A talk on British bats and activities for all the family are included. Please note, this event includes a walk around the Gressenhall site over uneven ground. Please wear suitable footwear. For access enquiries, please contact us on 01362 869 251.

Monday 31 August 2020
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Monday 31 August 2020
Times: 10:00 - 16:00   Site remains open until 5pm.
Price:   Special event price: Adult £15, Conc £14.25, Child (4-18) £12.75, Family (1adult and all children) £39.60, Family (2 adults and all children) £52.80. £5 entry if you attend in full period costume.


01362 869251
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Forties Village at War

Immerse yourself in life during World War Two with our theme this year, Glitz in the Blitz. So, glam up and join us for a tea dance, be entertained with live music, enjoy delicious treats and discover how to dress to impress during the rationed era.

Friday 04 September 2020
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Friday 04 September 2020
Times: 14:30 - 15:30  
Price:   Ticket £9, Museums Pass £8.10.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Inside Gressenhalls' Collections

Go behind the scenes to discover what fascinating objects lie behind the doors of Gressenhalls stored collection. In this rare opportunity, see items from the workhouse and those of Norfolk life which are not on public display. Complimentary access to site from 12 noon on the day of the tour. This tour includes the use of stairs and narrow corridors, please call us on 01362 869 251 to discuss accessibility.

Sunday 13 September 2020
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Sunday 13 September 2020
Times: 10:00 - 16:00  
Price:   Free admission to site due to the event 'Heritage Open Day'.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Discover your Family History

Receive assisted access to our onsite records and discover your family and local workhouse history. Our knowledgeable team will also be able to assist you with researching your own ancestral past. Complimentary drop in session, up to thirty minutes assistance. During busy periods, assistance time may be limited. No booking necessary.

Sunday 13 September 2020
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Sunday 13 September 2020
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Free admission.


01362 869251
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Heritage Open Day

A national celebration of history and culture. For this day Gressenhall opens its doors with free admission. Enjoy a fascinating journey through the story of rural Norfolk by visiting our historic workhouse and traditional working farm.