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Saturday 21 July 2018
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Saturday 21 July 2018
Times: 14:00 - 16:00  
Price:   Entrance fee £2.50 for those arriving after midday to attend the meeting.


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

“Women in Agriculture” Featuring a talk by Dr. Jill Barber from Englesea Brook Chapel & Methodist Museum on Family involvement in the early unions. Also a discussion opened by Rev. Eleanor Reddington, former agricultural chaplain about Farming and Family Life Today. The meeting will be chaired by June Seymour - Sir George’s granddaughter.

Monday 30 July 2018
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Monday 30 July 2018
Times: 9:00 - 17:00   Projections and noises in the museum galleries will be off until 11am
Price:   Tickets are free but must be pre-booked on www.arttickets.org.uk


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Early Bird Openings in Association with Autism Anglia

Join us for our early openings at the Museum aimed at children who have autism and other needs, along with their families, carers and siblings. You are welcome to bring anything that will you make you more comfortable such as assistance dogs, ear defenders or toys. Projections and noises in the museum galleries will be off until 11am to allow you to enjoy the galleries in a quiet environment. We hope you will stay with us after this time to explore the site. Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse closes at 5pm.

Tuesday 14 August 2018
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Tuesday 14 August 2018
Times: 11:00 - 15:00   Tours at 11am, 1.30pm and 3pm.
Price:   Pre-booked tickets are essential and for tour only. Tickets £5, Museums Pass £4.50. Visit norfolk-museums.arttickets.org.uk


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
West Runton 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 26 August 2018
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Sunday 26 August 2018
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Special Event ticket prices apply for Village at War. There is no free admission to the Museum Shop and Mardlers’ Rest Café on event days. Special admission price for visitors in 1940s dress- £5 (only available on the day of event)


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Village at War - Dig for Victory

Step back to the 1940s home front and discover how Norfolk helped feed the country during the Second World War. The annual Village at War event once again promises to deliver an impressive display of home front history. Stroll around military and civilian vehicles and meet costumed characters from both the British and American forces, enjoy toe tapping 1940s music and live radio shows from the talented ‘Timescape’, and see just how far the rations can be stretched with cooking in the farmhouse kitchen.

Monday 27 August 2018
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Monday 27 August 2018
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Special Event ticket prices apply for Village at War. There is no free admission to the Museum Shop and Mardlers’ Rest Café on event days. Special admission price for visitors in 1940s dress- £5 (only available on the day of event)


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Village at War - Dig for Victory

Step back to the 1940s home front and discover how Norfolk helped feed the country during the Second World War. The annual Village at War event once again promises to deliver an impressive display of home front history. Stroll around military and civilian vehicles and meet costumed characters from both the British and American forces, enjoy toe tapping 1940s music and live radio shows from the talented ‘Timescape’, and see just how far the rations can be stretched with cooking in the farmhouse kitchen.

Sunday 09 September 2018
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Sunday 09 September 2018
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Free admission.


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

Visitors can discover why Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse is one of the foremost visitor attractions in East Anglia, as they explore all that the 50 acre site has to offer. Enjoy a fascinating journey through the story of rural Norfolk with an historic workhouse and traditional farm. The museum galleries are a real treasure trove of household objects, fascinating tools and workhouse treasures from times gone by. Discover the enchanting gardens and the historic orchard, set in a timeless landscape, or let off steam in our thrilling woodland playground – there really is something for all everyone!

Sunday 30 September 2018
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Sunday 30 September 2018
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Standard admission prices apply.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Horse Power!

See heavy horses at work on Gressenhall Farm and hear horseman’s tales. Meet the horses and discover about the different working breeds. See art inspired by such impressive animals.

Sunday 14 October 2018
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Sunday 14 October 2018
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Special Event ticket prices apply for Apple Day. There will be no free admission to the Museum Shop and Mardlers’ Rest Café on event days.


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

A Gressenhall tradition! Come and celebrate the best of autumn with all things appley: pressing, tasting, buying and naming. Enjoy live entertainment and music, meet local craftsmen and artists demonstrating their skills plus the chance to buy handmade products and local produce. If you’ve always wondered what that “mystery” apple tree in your garden or orchard is, then Gressenhall’s Apple Day is the event for you. Experts from The East of England Apple and Orchard Project are here to help. Join us and taste some of the very best apples in Norfolk, whole or pressed as juice or even cider. All in all, the day promises lots of fun and autumnal celebrations for all the family.

Tuesday 16 October 2018
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Tuesday 16 October 2018
Times: 11:00 - 15:00   Tours at 11am, 1.30pm and 3pm.
Price:   Pre-booked tickets are essential and for tour only. Tickets £5, Museums Pass £4.50. Visit norfolk-museums.arttickets.org.uk


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
West Runton 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.

Tuesday 23 October 2018
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Tuesday 23 October 2018
Times: 9:00 - 17:00   Projections and noises in the museum galleries will be off until 11am
Price:   Tickets are free but must be pre-booked on www.arttickets.org.uk


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Early Bird Openings in Association with Autism Anglia

Join us for our early openings at the Museum aimed at children who have autism and other needs, along with their families, carers and siblings. You are welcome to bring anything that will you make you more comfortable such as assistance dogs, ear defenders or toys. Projections and noises in the museum galleries will be off until 11am to allow you to enjoy the galleries in a quiet environment. We hope you will stay with us after this time to explore the site. Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse closes at 5pm.

Thursday 22 November 2018
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Thursday 22 November 2018
Times: 10:00 - 15:30  
Price:   Tickets £45, Museums Pass £40.50.Advance booking for all courses essential. Visit the Short Courses page for more information.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Apple Tree Pruning with Bob Lever

On this one-day workshop you will gain an introduction to the theory behind pruning apple trees, and the selection and correct use of pruning tools. The majority of the day will be spent in the Workhouse orchard, where you will gain practical experience at pruning mature apple trees. This workshop will mostly take place outside, regardless of weather. Bob Lever has been involved with orchard management for over 30 years and has been teaching orchard skills for over 20 years. Participants will need to bring warm and waterproof clothing and suitable footwear for wearing in long grass, plus a pair of strong working gloves for your own use. All other tools and safety equipment will be provided. All refreshments including lunch will be provided.

Thursday 20 December 2018
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Thursday 20 December 2018
Times: 10:00 - 14:30  
Price:   Pre-booked tickets are essential. Tickets: £10, Museums Pass Holders Tickets: £9, Free for under 4s. Visit www.arttickets.co.uk


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
A Victorian Family Christmas

Book now for this special event and help get your whole family into the festive mood. Turn back the clock and enjoy a traditional Victorian Christmas. Join in with the carol singing in the Chapel and watch the magic lantern show. Make your own peg doll and traditional Christmas decorations. Taste workhouse gruel and the cooking on the range. Play traditional games, hear Victorian stories and send Father Christmas a letter from our village Post Office. The Mardler’s Rest Café will also be open throughout the event. Admission price includes a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie.

Friday 21 December 2018
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Friday 21 December 2018
Times: 10:00 - 14:30  
Price:   Pre-booked tickets are essential. Tickets: £10, Museums Pass Holders Tickets: £9, Free for under 4s. Visit www.arttickets.co.uk


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
A Victorian Family Christmas

Book now for this special event and help get your whole family into the festive mood. Turn back the clock and enjoy a traditional Victorian Christmas. Join in with the carol singing in the Chapel and watch the magic lantern show. Make your own peg doll and traditional Christmas decorations. Taste workhouse gruel and the cooking on the range. Play traditional games, hear Victorian stories and send Father Christmas a letter from our village Post Office. The Mardler’s Rest Café will also be open throughout the event. Admission price includes a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie.