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Wednesday 24 May 2017
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Wednesday 24 May 2017
Times: 10:00 - 16:00   10am - 4pm
Price:   Tickets are free but must be booked in advance via art tickets.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Collaborate Inspiration Day

Preview of Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse’s 2017 photography exhibition ‘Rural Lives’ and ongoing work to redevelop the Collections Gallery. The temporary exhibition includes photographs of Norfolk people from the past and today. Explore the themes of the Rural Lives exhibition and Collections Gallery with Megan Dennis, Curator and contemporary photographer J. A. Mortram. Get creative with Rural Lives in the past, present and future. What will you create? Collaborate with Gressenhall and display your work in October 2017.

Saturday 27 May 2017
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Saturday 27 May 2017
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Standard admission charges apply. See website for more information.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Toys and Tunes

Step back in time and experience the life of a child in the 50s. From hula hoops to rock 'n' roll, discover what it was like to grow up in the fabulous fifties.

Sunday 28 May 2017
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Sunday 28 May 2017
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Standard admission charges apply. See website for more information.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Toys and Tunes

Step back in time and experience the life of a child in the 50s. From hula hoops to rock 'n' roll, discover what it was like to grow up in the fabulous fifties.

Monday 29 May 2017
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Monday 29 May 2017
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Special event admission charges apply. See website for more information.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Rock n Roll at Gressenhall

Return to when Rock ‘n’ Roll was King! Experience the glamour and find out how to get the ‘look’. Get your pulse racing and learn the dance steps to live music from the Austin Beats. Visit the vintage market and see classic cars.

Tuesday 30 May 2017
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Tuesday 30 May 2017
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Standard admission charges apply. See website for more information.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Toys and Tunes

Step back in time and experience the life of a child in the 50s. From hula hoops to rock 'n' roll, discover what it was like to grow up in the fabulous fifties.

Wednesday 31 May 2017
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Wednesday 31 May 2017
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Standard admission charges apply. See website for more information.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Toys and Tunes

Step back in time and experience the life of a child in the 50s. From hula hoops to rock 'n' roll, discover what it was like to grow up in the fabulous fifties.

Thursday 01 June 2017
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Thursday 01 June 2017
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Standard admission charges apply. See website for more information.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Toys and Tunes

Step back in time and experience the life of a child in the 50s. From hula hoops to rock 'n' roll, discover what it was like to grow up in the fabulous fifties.

Friday 02 June 2017
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Friday 02 June 2017
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Standard admission charges apply. See website for more information.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Toys and Tunes

Step back in time and experience the life of a child in the 50s. From hula hoops to rock 'n' roll, discover what it was like to grow up in the fabulous fifties.

Friday 02 June 2017
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Friday 02 June 2017
Times: 19:30 - 22:00  
Price:   Ticket prices £12.00, Museums Pass £10.00 Advance booking essential, tel. 01362 869251


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
A Murder Most Novel

A book launch at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse is not all it seems… Enjoy an evening of mystery and intrigue to help solve our modern day “whodunit”. Suitable for age 14+

Saturday 03 June 2017
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Saturday 03 June 2017
Times: 19:30 - 22:00  
Price:   Ticket prices £12.00, Museums Pass £10.00 Advance booking essential, tel. 01362 869251


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
A Murder Most Novel

A book launch at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse is not all it seems… Enjoy an evening of mystery and intrigue to help solve our modern day “whodunit”. Suitable for age 14+

Saturday 03 June 2017
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Saturday 03 June 2017
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Standard admission charges apply. See website for more information.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Toys and Tunes

Step back in time and experience the life of a child in the 50s. From hula hoops to rock 'n' roll, discover what it was like to grow up in the fabulous fifties.

Sunday 04 June 2017
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Sunday 04 June 2017
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Standard admission charges apply. See website for more information.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Toys and Tunes

Step back in time and experience the life of a child in the 50s. From hula hoops to rock 'n' roll, discover what it was like to grow up in the fabulous fifties.

Wednesday 07 June 2017
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Wednesday 07 June 2017
Times: 14:30 - 15:30  
Price:   £3 a ticket or £2 for Museums Pass Holders for Tour only.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Mammoth Tours

Before Woolly Mammoths roamed the plains of Ice Age Britain, there was an even bigger mammoth on the scene. In fact, Steppe Mammoths (including the West Runton Mammoth) may have been the largest elephant species to have existed. At over four metres tall, the West Runton Mammoth stood taller than a double decker bus, and when alive weighed twice as much as a modern African Elephant. This mammoth dates from the Cromerian Stage (around 700,000 years old), and is the oldest and largest mammoth skeleton to have been found in the UK. Join experts from Norfolk Museums Service as they reveal the fascinating story of this extinct giant in its purpose-built research facility at the Norfolk Collections Centre.

Wednesday 07 June 2017
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Wednesday 07 June 2017
Times: 19:00 - 22:00  
Price:   Adults £10.00, Child £5.00, Museums Pass £9.00, Museums Pass Child £4.50


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Together to the Workhouse Door

Working with local schools, community groups and volunteers, Together To The Workhouse Door will animate, in words and music, some of the many rich stories and voices of people at the Workhouse, raising awareness of the social and cultural heritage of the site as well as inspiring local communities to develop their own creative responses to both the site and its unique collections. The new oratorio and collaborative work will be premiered at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse on Wednesday 7th June 2017. Tickets available from art tickets. See website for more info.

Wednesday 07 June 2017
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Wednesday 07 June 2017
Times: 13:00 - 14:00  
Price:   £3 a ticket or £2 for Museums Pass Holders for tour only.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Mammoth Tours

Before Woolly Mammoths roamed the plains of Ice Age Britain, there was an even bigger mammoth on the scene. In fact, Steppe Mammoths (including the West Runton Mammoth) may have been the largest elephant species to have existed. At over four metres tall, the West Runton Mammoth stood taller than a double decker bus, and when alive weighed twice as much as a modern African Elephant. This mammoth dates from the Cromerian Stage (around 700,000 years old), and is the oldest and largest mammoth skeleton to have been found in the UK. Join experts from Norfolk Museums Service as they reveal the fascinating story of this extinct giant in its purpose-built research facility at the Norfolk Collections Centre.

Wednesday 07 June 2017
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Wednesday 07 June 2017
Times: 11:00 - 12:00  
Price:   £3 a ticket or £2 for Museums Pass Holders for Tour only.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Mammoth Tours

Before Woolly Mammoths roamed the plains of Ice Age Britain, there was an even bigger mammoth on the scene. In fact, Steppe Mammoths (including the West Runton Mammoth) may have been the largest elephant species to have existed. At over four metres tall, the West Runton Mammoth stood taller than a double decker bus, and when alive weighed twice as much as a modern African Elephant. This mammoth dates from the Cromerian Stage (around 700,000 years old), and is the oldest and largest mammoth skeleton to have been found in the UK. Join experts from Norfolk Museums Service as they reveal the fascinating story of this extinct giant in its purpose-built research facility at the Norfolk Collections Centre.

Sunday 11 June 2017
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Sunday 11 June 2017
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Special admission price: Farm, Free. Museum £2.50.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Open Farm Sunday

A national celebration! Meet farmers, learn about the food they grow and how Gressenhall Farm cares for the local countryside.

Sunday 18 June 2017
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Sunday 18 June 2017
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Standard admission prices apply.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Father's Day

Engineer a great Father’s Day with classic cars and machinery galore. Get creative in Art Attack! then refuel dad with a free cone of chips in the café.

Friday 23 June 2017
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Friday 23 June 2017
Times: 10:00 - 16:30  
Price:   £50 or £45 for Museums Pass Holders


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Doll Making Workshop

On this one-day workshop you will learn how to make a vintage-inspired felt doll through looking at a variety of doll-making techniques including how to insert a wire armature, using different types of hair and various methods of creating faces. Suitable for beginners, tutor Sara Sheriff will teach you how to insert an armature, stuff and join the dolls with hand stitching, make a skirt and bodice and sew or paint your dolls face. All materials will be provided, though participants are welcome to bring their own fabric. Sara has been making dolls for 16 years and has exhibited her works at various fairs and shows around the country, including The Selvedge Fair, Country Living and Blackthorpe Barns. Her website can be found at www.doll-maker.co.uk. For more information please call 01362 869251.

Saturday 08 July 2017
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Saturday 08 July 2017
Times: 14:00 - 16:00  
Price:   £2.50 after 12pm


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
George Edwards Memorial Event

“No roses around the door” a look at Rural Housing over the past 100 years. Susan Wild will speak about her grandfather, Alderman Sam Peel, social reformer and friend of George Edwards, who in the early 20th Century,battled against degrading housing conditions in Wells-next-the-Sea and Canon Graham Hedger a long term champion of rural housing: former regional chair of Hastoe Housing Association will consider Recent Approaches to Rural Housing.

Sunday 09 July 2017
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Sunday 09 July 2017
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Standard admission prices apply.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Story Festival

Meet much-loved characters from your favourite childhood tales. Lend a hand in Cinderella’s kitchen, become a daring knight or snuggle down for story time and discover some new tales.

Monday 14 August 2017
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Monday 14 August 2017
Times: 14:30 - 15:30  
Price:   £3 a ticket or £2 for Museums Pass Holders for Tour only.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Mammoth Tours

Before Woolly Mammoths roamed the plains of Ice Age Britain, there was an even bigger mammoth on the scene. In fact, Steppe Mammoths (including the West Runton Mammoth) may have been the largest elephant species to have existed. At over four metres tall, the West Runton Mammoth stood taller than a double decker bus, and when alive weighed twice as much as a modern African Elephant. This mammoth dates from the Cromerian Stage (around 700,000 years old), and is the oldest and largest mammoth skeleton to have been found in the UK. Join experts from Norfolk Museums Service as they reveal the fascinating story of this extinct giant in its purpose-built research facility at the Norfolk Collections Centre.

Monday 14 August 2017
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Monday 14 August 2017
Times: 11:00 - 12:00  
Price:   £3 a ticket or £2 for Museums Pass Holders for Tour only.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Mammoth Tours

Before Woolly Mammoths roamed the plains of Ice Age Britain, there was an even bigger mammoth on the scene. In fact, Steppe Mammoths (including the West Runton Mammoth) may have been the largest elephant species to have existed. At over four metres tall, the West Runton Mammoth stood taller than a double decker bus, and when alive weighed twice as much as a modern African Elephant. This mammoth dates from the Cromerian Stage (around 700,000 years old), and is the oldest and largest mammoth skeleton to have been found in the UK. Join experts from Norfolk Museums Service as they reveal the fascinating story of this extinct giant in its purpose-built research facility at the Norfolk Collections Centre.

Monday 14 August 2017
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Monday 14 August 2017
Times: 13:00 - 14:00  
Price:   £3 a ticket or £2 for Museums Pass Holders for tour only.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Mammoth Tours

Before Woolly Mammoths roamed the plains of Ice Age Britain, there was an even bigger mammoth on the scene. In fact, Steppe Mammoths (including the West Runton Mammoth) may have been the largest elephant species to have existed. At over four metres tall, the West Runton Mammoth stood taller than a double decker bus, and when alive weighed twice as much as a modern African Elephant. This mammoth dates from the Cromerian Stage (around 700,000 years old), and is the oldest and largest mammoth skeleton to have been found in the UK. Join experts from Norfolk Museums Service as they reveal the fascinating story of this extinct giant in its purpose-built research facility at the Norfolk Collections Centre.

Sunday 27 August 2017
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Sunday 27 August 2017
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Special event admission charges apply. See website for more information


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Village at War

Step back to the glitz as well as the blitz of the 1940s. Discover how the Baedeker raids changed the local landscape and see displays of military and civilian vehicles. Enjoy a wartime tea dance and tap your feet to 1940s music: with British and American costumed characters.

Monday 28 August 2017
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Monday 28 August 2017
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Special event admission charges apply. See website for more information


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Village at War

Step back to the glitz as well as the blitz of the 1940s. Discover how the Baedeker raids changed the local landscape and see displays of military and civilian vehicles. Enjoy a wartime tea dance and tap your feet to 1940s music: with British and American costumed characters.

Sunday 10 September 2017
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Sunday 10 September 2017
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Free admission.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Heritage Open Day

A chance to see the amazing objects we keep behind the scenes and speak to the people who preserve and record Norfolk’s ancient history.

Tuesday 12 September 2017
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Tuesday 12 September 2017
Times: 10:00 - 16:00  
Price:   £40 or £36 for Museums Pass Holders.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Creative Writing Workshop

Progress with your creative writing in this friendly workshop which will focus on the development of description in the narrative through drawing on inspiration from the Workhouse. The day will consist of writing exercises which will explore how to create a sense of atmosphere, place and character through description. In the morning we will focus on describing places and objects by looking at texts, group discussion and writing exercises, drawing inspiration from images and objects from the ‘Voices from the Workhouse’ project. The afternoon session will focus on the development of character in relation to the places and objects we have explored. This is a friendly and informal day which will be very interactive and activity-based to help inspire creativity. Please call 01362 869251 for more information.

Friday 22 September 2017
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Friday 22 September 2017
Times: 10:00 - 16:00  
Price:  


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Felt Workhouse Mouse Workshop

Learn how to make a felt mouse just like the ones hidden around Gressenhall Workhouse on this one-day workshop and take home your very own Workhouse Mouse! An amazingly forgiving material to work with, wool is very versatile, and because it’s a dry felting technique it doesn’t make a mess. Suitable for beginners, local artist Lara Cobden will show you the basics of needle felting, and will teach you how to shape and join together the various mouse components, forming your very own unique version of a Gressenhall Workhouse Mouse to take home! All materials will be provided. Please call 01362 869251 for more information or to book

Wednesday 04 October 2017
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Wednesday 04 October 2017
Times: 10:00 - 16:30  
Price:   £45 or £40.50 for Museums Pass Holders


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Willow Bird Sculpture Workshop

Spend the day weaving with basket maker Sue Kirk and create your own bird sculpture for your home or garden using willow. You can choose from a pheasant, goose, duck or chicken. Learn how to build a frame or armature using hoops made from willow , which then connect together. Learn the interlace weave which builds a layer of strong willow over your frame. Then apply willow to your sculpture which adds detail such as wings, tail feathers and beaks giving your bird personality ! A fun day, suitable for beginners. Please call 01362 869251 for more information.