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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: 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.

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.

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:  


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Willow weaving workshop

Spend the day weaving with basketmaker 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. £45 per person/ £40.50 for Museums Pass Holders For more information or to book, please call 01362 869251.

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.

Sunday 15 October 2017
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Sunday 15 October 2017
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Special event admission charges apply. See website for more information.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Apple Day

Celebrate all things autumnal. Bring your mystery apples to be identified and taste apple juice or scrumptious cider. Stroll around the orchard with its traditional Norfolk varieties: see local craftsmen demonstrating their skills and buy fresh local meats, seasonal fruits, preserves and cakes.

Friday 27 October 2017
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Friday 27 October 2017
Times: 18:00 - 20:00  
Price:   Come with this week’s National Lottery ticket and get free admission.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Workhouse After Dark

A rare opportunity to see the museum after hours. Come with this week’s National Lottery ticket and get free admission.

Saturday 28 October 2017
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Saturday 28 October 2017
Times: 18:00 - 20:00  
Price:   Come with this week’s National Lottery ticket and get free admission.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Workhouse After Dark

A rare opportunity to see the museum after hours. Come with this week’s National Lottery ticket and get free admission.