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Friday 01 May 2020
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Friday 01 May 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.

Monday 04 May 2020
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Monday 04 May 2020
Times: 10:00 - 16:00  
Price:   Included in standard admission.


01362 869251
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.

Monday 25 May 2020
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Monday 25 May 2020
Times: 10:00 - 16:00   Site will remain 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
A Vintage Affair

Get into the swing with retro tunes, timeless glamour and classic vehicles from the 1950s to the 1970s. Browse the market for period treasures and learn how to create the classic vintage look.

Thursday 28 May 2020
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Thursday 28 May 2020
Times: 10:00 - 11:00  
Price:   Ticket £30, Museums Pass £20. One accompanying adult free. Pre booking essential.


01362 869251
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Terrarium Workshop - For the Kids

Learn about the fascinating botanical world by getting hands on and creating your own mini terrarium to take home. Enjoy with complimentary juice and biscuits. Hosted by florist Romeo and Succulent, all tools and materials provided. Please note, this ticket includes complimentary access for the participating child and accompanying adult to Gressenhall Farm and museum on the day of the workshop.

Friday 29 May 2020
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Friday 29 May 2020
Times: 19:30 - 22:00  
Price:   Suitable for 13+. Pre-booked ticket £14, Museums Pass £12. Pre booking essential.


01362 869251
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Amongst the Black Hearts: a riotous murder

Friday 29 May & Saturday 30 May It’s 1830 and Norfolk is ripe for revolution. The poor plot riot and revenge as they starve in their cottages. All seems quiet in the workhouse until a mysterious stranger appears, death stalks the shadows! Can you help to solve our engaging whodunnit? Café open for refreshments at 6.30pm and during the interval. Doors open 7pm.

Saturday 30 May 2020
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Saturday 30 May 2020
Times: 19:30 - 22:00  
Price:   Suitable for 13+. Pre-booked ticket £14, Museums Pass £12. Pre booking essential.


01362 869251
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Amongst the Black Hearts: a riotous murder

Friday 29 May & Saturday 30 May It’s 1830 and Norfolk is ripe for revolution. The poor plot riot and revenge as they starve in their cottages. All seems quiet in the workhouse until a mysterious stranger appears, death stalks the shadows! Can you help to solve our engaging whodunnit? Café open for refreshments at 6.30pm and during the interval. Doors open 7pm.

Monday 01 June 2020
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Monday 01 June 2020
Times: 10:00 - 16:00  
Price:   Included in standard admission.


01362 869251
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.

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


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Stories of the Workhouse

Join a walking talk and hear the true stories of both tragedy and hope of inmates who once lived here. Each date will focus on the extraordinary lives of individuals in the workhouse. Complimentary access to site from 12 noon on the day of the tour. Please note, this is a walking tour around the museum and may go over gravelled pathways and uneven ground. Please call us on 01362 869 251 to discuss accessibility.

Friday 05 June 2020
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Friday 05 June 2020
Times: 14:30 - 15:30  
Price:   Ticket £9, Museums Pass £8.10.


01362 869251
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Inside Gressenhalls' Collections

Go behind the scenes to discover what fascinating objects lie behind the doors of Gressenhall's stored collection. In this rare opportunity, see items from the workhouse and those of Norfolk life which are not on public display. 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 07 June 2020
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Sunday 07 June 2020
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Free admission.


01362 869 251
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Open Farm Sunday

Connect with farming with this national celebration! Speak to farmers and learn about where your food comes from, view farming machinery and meet a variety of farm animals.

Thursday 18 June 2020
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Thursday 18 June 2020
Times: 14:30 - 15:30  
Price:   Ticket £9, Museums Pass £8.10.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Stories of the Workhouse

Join a walking talk and hear the true stories of both tragedy and hope of inmates who once lived here. Each date will focus on the extraordinary lives of individuals in the workhouse. Complimentary access to site from 12 noon on the day of the tour. Please note, this is a walking tour around the museum and may go over gravelled pathways and uneven ground. Please call us on 01362 869 251 to discuss accessibility.

Thursday 02 July 2020
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Thursday 02 July 2020
Times: 14:30 - 15:30  
Price:   Ticket £9, Museums Pass £8.10.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Stories of the Workhouse

Join a walking talk and hear the true stories of both tragedy and hope of inmates who once lived here. Each date will focus on the extraordinary lives of individuals in the workhouse. Complimentary access to site from 12 noon on the day of the tour. Please note, this is a walking tour around the museum and may go over gravelled pathways and uneven ground. Please call us on 01362 869 251 to discuss accessibility.

Friday 03 July 2020
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Friday 03 July 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.

Monday 06 July 2020
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Monday 06 July 2020
Times: 10:00 - 16:00  
Price:   Included in standard admission.


01362 869251
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.

Thursday 16 July 2020
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Thursday 16 July 2020
Times: 14:30 - 15:30  
Price:   Ticket £9, Museums Pass £8.10.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Stories of the Workhouse

Join a walking talk and hear the true stories of both tragedy and hope of inmates who once lived here. Each date will focus on the extraordinary lives of individuals in the workhouse. Complimentary access to site from 12 noon on the day of the tour. Please note, this is a walking tour around the museum and may go over gravelled pathways and uneven ground. Please call us on 01362 869 251 to discuss accessibility.

Monday 27 July 2020
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Monday 27 July 2020
Times: 10:30 - 11:30  
Price:   Advance booking essential, please contact us on 01362 869 251 to secure your complimentary place.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Clean the Collections

Attend a one-hour family volunteering session and support the museums work by helping our team clean collection objects. Then explore the rest of Gressenhall with complimentary entry to the site. No experience is necessary. This workshop can not be booked online and can only be done so over the phone. Due to the nature of the workshop, participants must 7+.

Friday 07 August 2020
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Friday 07 August 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.

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 - 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.

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.

Saturday 19 September 2020
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Saturday 19 September 2020
Times: 10:00 - 12:00  
Price:   Ticket £49, Museums Pass £44.


01362 869251
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Demijohn Terrarium Workshop - For the Adults

Create your own Demijohn terrarium to take home. Housed within a glass vessel, your terrarium will include plants, moss and decorations. Complimentary tea and coffee. Hosted by florist Romeo and Succulent, all tools and materials provided. This ticket includes complimentary access for the participant to Gressenhall Farm and museum on the day of the workshop.

Friday 02 October 2020
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Friday 02 October 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.

Monday 05 October 2020
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Monday 05 October 2020
Times: 10:00 - 16:00  
Price:   Included in standard admission.


01362 869251
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 11 October 2020
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Sunday 11 October 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.


01362 869 251
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Apple Day

Join us at our annual Autumn Festival to celebrate this beloved fruit! Taste fresh juice and delicious cider, watch local craftsmen demonstrate their skills and browse the craft stalls for local produce and tasty treats.

Wednesday 28 October 2020
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Wednesday 28 October 2020
Times: 14:30 - 15:30  
Price:   Ticket £9, Museums Pass £8.10.


01362 869251
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
The Reality of Death in the Workhouse

Join a walking tour to discover more about the devastation of death at the workhouse. Visit our mass grave and listen to true stories about the individuals who lived and died here. Complimentary access to site from 12 noon on the day of the tour. Suitable for age 12+. Please note, this is a walking tour around the museum and may go over gravelled pathways and uneven ground.

Thursday 29 October 2020
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Thursday 29 October 2020
Times: 14:30 - 15:30  
Price:   Ticket £9, Museums Pass £8.10.


01362 869251
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
The Reality of Death in the Workhouse

Join a walking tour to discover more about the devastation of death at the workhouse. Visit our mass grave and listen to true stories about the individuals who lived and died here. Complimentary access to site from 12 noon on the day of the tour. Suitable for age 12+. Please note, this is a walking tour around the museum and may go over gravelled pathways and uneven ground.

Monday 07 December 2020
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Monday 07 December 2020
Times: 10:00 - 12:00  
Price:   Ticket £45, Museums Pass £40.50. Pre booking essential.


01362 869251
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Festive Wreath Workshop

Create a Christmas wreath using fresh foliage from the grounds of Gressenhall and natural decorations. Complimentary glass of mulled wine and a mince pie. Hosted by florist Romeo and Succulent, all tools and materials provided.

Monday 21 December 2020
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Monday 21 December 2020
Times: 10:00 - 14:30  
Price:   Pre-booked ticket £10, Museums Pass £9, Under 4s free. Pre booking essential.


01362 869251
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Victorian Family Christmas

Turn back the clock and celebrate Christmas at Gressenhall with costumed characters and festive crafts. See traditional recipes being prepared and join in with joyful carols. Add a touch of magic to your day with a special visit from Father Christmas.