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Sunday 26 March 2017
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Sunday 26 March 2017
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Standard admission prices apply.


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

Treat your mum to a special day. Discover fascinating floral objects and the Victorian ‘language of flowers’. Make exquisite tissue-paper flowers or a beautiful gift in Art Attack! Then spoil her with a free cream tea in the Mardlers’ Rest Café.

Monday 17 April 2017
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Monday 17 April 2017
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Standard admission prices apply.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Gressenhall Goes Wild

Become a nature detective, venture into the woods and get up close to fascinating animals and insects.

Saturday 22 April 2017
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Saturday 22 April 2017
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Ticket prices £10.00, Museums Pass £8.00 Advance booking essential, tel. 01362 869251


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Sing at the Workhouse

This is a unique opportunity to make music in a museum! Explore our new Voices from the Workhouse galleries and sing the songs our Victorian inmates would have known here 150 years ago. Recommended for age 14 +

Friday 28 April 2017
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Friday 28 April 2017
Times: 19:30 - 22:00  
Price:   Free for Friends of Gressenhall, Non-members £3. No pre-booking required.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
The History Of Magic

An illustrated talk on the History of Magic will be given by the Rev Peter Fox. The talk will be illustrated with both slides and live demonstrations of magic tricks. Peter Fox was Bishop of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, and is currently vicar of the Lakenham group of churches.

Saturday 29 April 2017
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Saturday 29 April 2017
Times: 11:00 - 12:15  
Price:   No admission charge for workshop. Pre-booked only.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Earn Your Place: A Workshop in the Workhouse

UEA Drama students are offering a unique an interactive workshop at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse teaching about the life and daily routines of an inmate. The workshop will provide a range of different perspectives and experiences of life at Gressenhall. You will have the chance to engage actively and imaginatively with the world of the inmates and explore what life at Gressenhall felt like for them and how it might relate to some aspects of our contemporary attitudes to ‘disadvantaged’ sections of society. All ages welcome but places must be pre-booked. This is a free workshop but we are offering a special admission price of £5.50 for attendees to return to see the performance of the students short play 'Keeping the Balance - 300:8' at Gressenhall's Spring Fair event on Bank Holiday Monday 1 May. Discounted tickets must be purchased at time of booking. For more information please call 01362 869251.

Monday 01 May 2017
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Monday 01 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
May Day Celebration

Celebrate the spring! Join the Grand Parade and dance around the May pole to live music. Watch the horses working in the fields, and browse stalls selling local ales, produce, crafts and plants.

Saturday 13 May 2017
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Saturday 13 May 2017
Times: 10:00 - 15:00  
Price:   Tickets £20.00, Museums Pass Holders £18.00, Discount for young people in full time education.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Workhouse Family History Masterclass

Join us for a one-day introduction to workhouse family and local history for beginners. Discover the different types of workhouse archive and how to use them to uncover the stories of those who lived and worked in Norfolk’s workhouses. Find out how to preserve your own family history records. Speakers include archivists from Norfolk Record Office and The National Archives. Advice will be available from Norfolk Family History Society. Full programme of speakers including lunch and free entry to Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse. See Short Courses page on website for more details.

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.

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+

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.

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.

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.

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.