Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse. Museum of Norfolk Life. Part of Norfolk Museums Service. Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse is a truly unique museum.
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Visit its 50-acre site and discover the historic workhouse, museum of life on the land, traditional farm with rare breed animals and beautiful, unspoilt grounds.

Operating as usual

Wildflowers in full glory! ๐Ÿ“ธ Steve Douglas
14/06/2021

Wildflowers in full glory!

๐Ÿ“ธ Steve Douglas

Wildflowers in full glory!

๐Ÿ“ธ Steve Douglas

"Until 1066 most land in Britain was not owned by anyone but used by people for their living - animal grazing, wood for ...
11/06/2021

"Until 1066 most land in Britain was not owned by anyone but used by people for their living - animal grazing, wood for fires and building etc.

After the invasion by the Normans land was increasingly taken and enclosed (fenced, hedged and walled) by the rich over the following centuries. Rebellions and protests by displaced people were all put down. Our Commons today are the tiny fraction remaining" - Hoe Common community volunteer Sue Malt.

Find out more by visiting our temporary exhibition More in Commons, available until 31 Ocober 2021.

๐Ÿ“ธ Heather Ryder

#Commons #NatureInspired #NWT #NorfolkWildlifeTrust #MoreInCommons, #LockdownInCommons #FutureInCommons #Exhibition #TemporaryExhibition

"Until 1066 most land in Britain was not owned by anyone but used by people for their living - animal grazing, wood for fires and building etc.

After the invasion by the Normans land was increasingly taken and enclosed (fenced, hedged and walled) by the rich over the following centuries. Rebellions and protests by displaced people were all put down. Our Commons today are the tiny fraction remaining" - Hoe Common community volunteer Sue Malt.

Find out more by visiting our temporary exhibition More in Commons, available until 31 Ocober 2021.

๐Ÿ“ธ Heather Ryder

#Commons #NatureInspired #NWT #NorfolkWildlifeTrust #MoreInCommons, #LockdownInCommons #FutureInCommons #Exhibition #TemporaryExhibition

Bowler is ready and waiting to meet today's school children ๐ŸŽ’The children will be put hard to work stone picking whilst ...
10/06/2021

Bowler is ready and waiting to meet today's school children ๐ŸŽ’

The children will be put hard to work stone picking whilst they learn all about life during World War Two.
#School #SchoolTrip #WorldWarTwo #Education #Learning #Gressenhall #NorfolkTrips

Bowler is ready and waiting to meet today's school children ๐ŸŽ’

The children will be put hard to work stone picking whilst they learn all about life during World War Two.
#School #SchoolTrip #WorldWarTwo #Education #Learning #Gressenhall #NorfolkTrips

08/06/2021

Our Norfolk Horn ram loves meeting all of our visitors ๐Ÿ

What is your favourite Gressenhall farm animal? Comment your answers in the box below๐Ÿ‘‡

#Farm #RareBreed #Sheep #Ram #NorfolkHorn #Gressenhall #Farming

There is always fun to be had at Gressenhall! ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿงก We would love to hear your memories of your time with us. ๐Ÿ‘‡ Share th...
04/06/2021

There is always fun to be had at Gressenhall! ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™‚๏ธ

๐Ÿงก We would love to hear your memories of your time with us.

๐Ÿ‘‡ Share them in the comments below.

#Gressenhall #Spring #Norfolk #VisitNorfolk #ExploreNorfolk #Explore #Discover #Adventure #DiscoverNorfolk #NorfolkStaycation #Wildlife #Nature #DaysOutInNorfolk #FamilyTime

There is always fun to be had at Gressenhall! ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™‚๏ธ

๐Ÿงก We would love to hear your memories of your time with us.

๐Ÿ‘‡ Share them in the comments below.

#Gressenhall #Spring #Norfolk #VisitNorfolk #ExploreNorfolk #Explore #Discover #Adventure #DiscoverNorfolk #NorfolkStaycation #Wildlife #Nature #DaysOutInNorfolk #FamilyTime

Cooling down in the afternoon sun โ˜€๏ธ#RareBreed #RareBreedFarm #FarmLife #Livestock #GressenhallFarm #NorfolkFarm #Farm #...
03/06/2021

Cooling down in the afternoon sun โ˜€๏ธ

#RareBreed #RareBreedFarm #FarmLife #Livestock #GressenhallFarm #NorfolkFarm #Farm #Pig #Sun #LargeBlack #LargeBlackPig #Piglet

Cooling down in the afternoon sun โ˜€๏ธ

#RareBreed #RareBreedFarm #FarmLife #Livestock #GressenhallFarm #NorfolkFarm #Farm #Pig #Sun #LargeBlack #LargeBlackPig #Piglet

02/06/2021

Our favourite sound ๐Ÿ˜

๐Ÿ“ธ Ian Macleod

#SuffolkPunch #Horse #WorkingHorse #RareBreed #Gressenhall #Farm #rarebreedfarm

We love the colouring on this adult Goldfinch with its striking colourful plumage.๐Ÿ“ธ Sarah Darnell#Norfolk #NorfolkWildli...
02/06/2021

We love the colouring on this adult Goldfinch with its striking colourful plumage.

๐Ÿ“ธ Sarah Darnell

#Norfolk #NorfolkWildlife #Biodiversity #Wildlife #Nature #LoveNature #Explore #Outdoors #LoveNorfolk #ExploreNorfolk #WildlifePhotography #NaturePhotography

We love the colouring on this adult Goldfinch with its striking colourful plumage.

๐Ÿ“ธ Sarah Darnell

#Norfolk #NorfolkWildlife #Biodiversity #Wildlife #Nature #LoveNature #Explore #Outdoors #LoveNorfolk #ExploreNorfolk #WildlifePhotography #NaturePhotography

Let your imagination run WILD at Gressenhall ... ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿ‘‰ We have family fun children activities running until Sunday 6 June. ...
01/06/2021

Let your imagination run WILD at Gressenhall ... ๐Ÿคธ

๐Ÿ‘‰ We have family fun children activities running until Sunday 6 June.

#Event #EventsInNorfolk #Events #ChildrenEvent #HalfTermNorfolk #SchoolHolidayNorfolk #HalfTerm #NorfolkHalfTerm #Event #Events #NorfolkEvent #HalfTermNorfolk #OutdoorEvents #Craft #CraftActivities #ChildrenEvent #EventsForChildren #WhatsOn #WhatsOnNorfolk #VisitNorfolk

Let your imagination run WILD at Gressenhall ... ๐Ÿคธ

๐Ÿ‘‰ We have family fun children activities running until Sunday 6 June.

#Event #EventsInNorfolk #Events #ChildrenEvent #HalfTermNorfolk #SchoolHolidayNorfolk #HalfTerm #NorfolkHalfTerm #Event #Events #NorfolkEvent #HalfTermNorfolk #OutdoorEvents #Craft #CraftActivities #ChildrenEvent #EventsForChildren #WhatsOn #WhatsOnNorfolk #VisitNorfolk

Rumour has it the sun is finally on its way. We're pretty excited for #BankHoliday weekend โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸงกFollow the link below to f...
28/05/2021

Rumour has it the sun is finally on its way. We're pretty excited for #BankHoliday weekend โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿงก

Follow the link below to find out what's on at Gressenhall this half term ๐Ÿ‘‡

https://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/gressenhall-farm-and-workhouse/whats-on/may-half-term

Rumour has it the sun is finally on its way. We're pretty excited for #BankHoliday weekend โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿงก

Follow the link below to find out what's on at Gressenhall this half term ๐Ÿ‘‡

https://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/gressenhall-farm-and-workhouse/whats-on/may-half-term

Hello half term ๐Ÿ‘‹ With a week of glorious weather planned, make sure you head down to Gressenhall to enjoy our children ...
28/05/2021

Hello half term ๐Ÿ‘‹

With a week of glorious weather planned, make sure you head down to Gressenhall to enjoy our children activities.

There is plenty going on for all ages, Including giant chalkboards!

Hello half term ๐Ÿ‘‹

With a week of glorious weather planned, make sure you head down to Gressenhall to enjoy our children activities.

There is plenty going on for all ages, Including giant chalkboards!

Our main museum has been open for over a week! Have you had a chance to visit our new temporary exhibition โ€˜More in Comm...
28/05/2021

Our main museum has been open for over a week!

Have you had a chance to visit our new temporary exhibition โ€˜More in Commonsโ€™ yet?

This exhibition focuses on many themes includingโ€ฆ

๐Ÿ“˜ History in Commons
๐Ÿ‘ซ Community in Commons
๐Ÿƒ Wildlife in Commons
๐Ÿ”Ž Future in Commons

This exhibition is included in general admission and runs until October 2021.

๐Ÿ“ธ Heather Ryder

@norfolkwildlifetrust

#Commons #NatureInspired #NWT #NorfolkWildlifeTrust #MoreInCommons, #LockdownInCommons, #FutureInCommons #Exhibition #TemporaryExhibition

Our main museum has been open for over a week!

Have you had a chance to visit our new temporary exhibition โ€˜More in Commonsโ€™ yet?

This exhibition focuses on many themes includingโ€ฆ

๐Ÿ“˜ History in Commons
๐Ÿ‘ซ Community in Commons
๐Ÿƒ Wildlife in Commons
๐Ÿ”Ž Future in Commons

This exhibition is included in general admission and runs until October 2021.

๐Ÿ“ธ Heather Ryder

@norfolkwildlifetrust

#Commons #NatureInspired #NWT #NorfolkWildlifeTrust #MoreInCommons, #LockdownInCommons, #FutureInCommons #Exhibition #TemporaryExhibition

Today the Farmers Foundry steam engine came home! ๐Ÿš‚Built in Great Ryburgh by the Farmers Foundry Company, a local agricu...
28/05/2021

Today the Farmers Foundry steam engine came home! ๐Ÿš‚

Built in Great Ryburgh by the Farmers Foundry Company, a local agricultural engineering firm, she now lives just a few miles down the road at Gressenhall.

Owned by Dick Joice who helped set up the museum in the 1970s, and formerly at Holkham Hallโ€™s Bygones Museum, we are looking forward to having this beautiful lady up and steaming later this year.

#SteamEngine #FarmersFoundrySteamEngine #Engine #Steam

Today the Farmers Foundry steam engine came home! ๐Ÿš‚

Built in Great Ryburgh by the Farmers Foundry Company, a local agricultural engineering firm, she now lives just a few miles down the road at Gressenhall.

Owned by Dick Joice who helped set up the museum in the 1970s, and formerly at Holkham Hallโ€™s Bygones Museum, we are looking forward to having this beautiful lady up and steaming later this year.

#SteamEngine #FarmersFoundrySteamEngine #Engine #Steam

Planning a family day out for half term? ๐ŸคฉThen look no further!From Saturday 29 May to Sunday 6 June, join us at Gressen...
26/05/2021

Planning a family day out for half term? ๐Ÿคฉ
Then look no further!

From Saturday 29 May to Sunday 6 June, join us at Gressenhall and let your imagination run wild as you explore colour with our craft activities, relax on a giant beanbag in the Courtyard and have fun being creative on our giant chalkboards.

๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ All activities are included in general admission.

#HalfTerm #NorfolkHalfTerm #Event #Events #NorfolkEvent #HalfTermNorfolk #OutdoorEvents #Craft #CraftActivities #ChildrenEvent #EventsForChildren #WhatsOn #BankHoliday #WhatsOnNorfolk #VisitNorfolk

Planning a family day out for half term? ๐Ÿคฉ
Then look no further!

From Saturday 29 May to Sunday 6 June, join us at Gressenhall and let your imagination run wild as you explore colour with our craft activities, relax on a giant beanbag in the Courtyard and have fun being creative on our giant chalkboards.

๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ All activities are included in general admission.

#HalfTerm #NorfolkHalfTerm #Event #Events #NorfolkEvent #HalfTermNorfolk #OutdoorEvents #Craft #CraftActivities #ChildrenEvent #EventsForChildren #WhatsOn #BankHoliday #WhatsOnNorfolk #VisitNorfolk

A rare opportunity has arisen to join our team at Gressenhall as Curator.If you want to work with a fantastic team, at a...
24/05/2021

A rare opportunity has arisen to join our team at Gressenhall as Curator.

If you want to work with a fantastic team, at an amazing site, hosting a gorgeous collection, then please follow the link below and search the term โ€˜curatorโ€™ ๐Ÿ‘‡

https://norfolkcc.engageats.co.uk/VacanciesV2.aspx

Norfolk Museums Service

A rare opportunity has arisen to join our team at Gressenhall as Curator.

If you want to work with a fantastic team, at an amazing site, hosting a gorgeous collection, then please follow the link below and search the term โ€˜curatorโ€™ ๐Ÿ‘‡

https://norfolkcc.engageats.co.uk/VacanciesV2.aspx

Norfolk Museums Service

Happy Saturday everyone! We hope you enjoy spending time outside this weekend ๐ŸŒค๏ธ๐Ÿ“ธ Sarah Darnell
22/05/2021

Happy Saturday everyone! We hope you enjoy spending time outside this weekend ๐ŸŒค๏ธ

๐Ÿ“ธ Sarah Darnell

Happy Saturday everyone! We hope you enjoy spending time outside this weekend ๐ŸŒค๏ธ

๐Ÿ“ธ Sarah Darnell

As you wander through our nature area, can you spot our new residents? ๐ŸƒThese creature have all been hand crafted from w...
21/05/2021

As you wander through our nature area, can you spot our new residents? ๐Ÿƒ

These creature have all been hand crafted from wood by local craftsman Adam Flack.

#Woodwork

During 2020 local community crafters worked together online to create a sculpture of a corner of Hoe Common, all in aid ...
19/05/2021

During 2020 local community crafters worked together online to create a sculpture of a corner of Hoe Common, all in aid of this years temporary exhibition 'More in Commons' ๐Ÿ‘€

Here is just a sneak peak of their hard work!

#MoreInCommon #Commons #NatureInspired #NWT #NorfolkWildlifeTrust

During 2020 local community crafters worked together online to create a sculpture of a corner of Hoe Common, all in aid of this years temporary exhibition 'More in Commons' ๐Ÿ‘€

Here is just a sneak peak of their hard work!

#MoreInCommon #Commons #NatureInspired #NWT #NorfolkWildlifeTrust

A small selection of the wonderful and creative minibeast homes produced by children today at Gressenhall. These creatio...
16/05/2021

A small selection of the wonderful and creative minibeast homes produced by children today at Gressenhall.

These creations were made by Harry, Freya and Martha, with help from @spoonsbyadam ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿž

Next up: children craft activities during May half term.

#woodwork

Whatโ€™s on at Gressenhall this weekend?We have plenty of additional activities going on to keep you and your little ones ...
13/05/2021

Whatโ€™s on at Gressenhall this weekend?

We have plenty of additional activities going on to keep you and your little ones entertained.

๐Ÿ–๏ธ Saturday & Sunday โ€“ An activity pack for children, which includes, quizzes & trails, a clay craft and a wildflower seed packet to take home.

๐Ÿž Sunday only - Build a mini beast home: A workshop for children (pre booking is essential).

For more information and to book your tickets please visit https://norfolk-museums.arttickets.org.uk/

Ahoy there Mateys! โ˜ ๏ธ Settle down in the Courtyard this summer and enjoy an outdoor theatre performance of one of the be...
13/05/2021

Ahoy there Mateys! โ˜ ๏ธ

Settle down in the Courtyard this summer and enjoy an outdoor theatre performance of one of the best loved pirate adventures.

This production of Treasure Island is brought to you by local theatre group @strangefascinationtheatre

๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ Tickets are now live!

https://norfolk-museums.arttickets.org.uk/gressenhall-farm-workhouse/2021-08-20-treasure-island-an-outdoor-theatre-performance

Ahoy there Mateys! โ˜ ๏ธ

Settle down in the Courtyard this summer and enjoy an outdoor theatre performance of one of the best loved pirate adventures.

This production of Treasure Island is brought to you by local theatre group @strangefascinationtheatre

๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ Tickets are now live!

https://norfolk-museums.arttickets.org.uk/gressenhall-farm-workhouse/2021-08-20-treasure-island-an-outdoor-theatre-performance

12/05/2021

MA students from UEA were supported by Kick The Dust on their online work placement with Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse.

They created a fabulous group of installations exploring the story of the 'Jacket Women'. These will be on view in the main hall at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse during our May half term event (Saturday 29 to Sunday 6 June 2021).

Here's a sneak peak of the film they researched, wrote and directed. As the students were unable to visit the site in person due to Covid 19 restrictions, staff members made the film in accordance with their script and directions.

Here's the result, and what a fantastic result it is!

https://fb.watch/5rjgbBnlZ9/

We are delighted to announce that Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse will be reopening indoor spaces to visitors on Monday 1...
11/05/2021

We are delighted to announce that Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse will be reopening indoor spaces to visitors on Monday 17 May!

โœ… Full safety measures are in place, including hand sanitising facilities and clearly signed visitor routes.

๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ Tickets must be booked in advance at: https://norfolk-museums.arttickets.org.uk/

In line with government guidance, face coverings must be worn, except by those with medical exemption. For full information about our coronavirus policies, please visit our website at museums.norfolk.gov.uk.

We look forward to welcoming you back!

We are delighted to announce that Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse will be reopening indoor spaces to visitors on Monday 17 May!

โœ… Full safety measures are in place, including hand sanitising facilities and clearly signed visitor routes.

๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ Tickets must be booked in advance at: https://norfolk-museums.arttickets.org.uk/

In line with government guidance, face coverings must be worn, except by those with medical exemption. For full information about our coronavirus policies, please visit our website at museums.norfolk.gov.uk.

We look forward to welcoming you back!

Build a minibeast home at Gressenhall ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿž๐ŸŒ๐ŸœJoin local craftsman Adam Flack as he shows you how to create your own marvell...
09/05/2021

Build a minibeast home at Gressenhall ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿž๐ŸŒ๐Ÿœ

Join local craftsman Adam Flack as he shows you how to create your own marvellous minibeast home with this one hour workshop. Plus, enjoy exploring Centenary woods with our activity sheet and get creative with our clay craft.
All tools, materials, and guidance are provided.

Sunday 16 May at 10.30am, 12.30 & 2.30pm.

For further information and to book your tickets please visit
www.norfolk-museums.arttickets.org.uk/gressenhall-farm-workhouse/2021-05-16-build-a-minibeast-home?t=1620205826545

Build a minibeast home at Gressenhall ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿž๐ŸŒ๐Ÿœ

Join local craftsman Adam Flack as he shows you how to create your own marvellous minibeast home with this one hour workshop. Plus, enjoy exploring Centenary woods with our activity sheet and get creative with our clay craft.
All tools, materials, and guidance are provided.

Sunday 16 May at 10.30am, 12.30 & 2.30pm.

For further information and to book your tickets please visit
www.norfolk-museums.arttickets.org.uk/gressenhall-farm-workhouse/2021-05-16-build-a-minibeast-home?t=1620205826545

Explore Gressenhall with an activity pack for children ๐ŸŽจ โœ๏ธEach pack includes everything you need for one craft, several...
08/05/2021

Explore Gressenhall with an activity pack for children ๐ŸŽจ โœ๏ธ

Each pack includes everything you need for one craft, several trails and a pack of wildflower seeds for you to take home.

Running until Sunday 16 May, each pack is included in general admission.

Explore Gressenhall with an activity pack for children ๐ŸŽจ โœ๏ธ

Each pack includes everything you need for one craft, several trails and a pack of wildflower seeds for you to take home.

Running until Sunday 16 May, each pack is included in general admission.

There are acres of space for everyone, including your young princesses and knights, to explore and have fun at Gressenha...
06/05/2021

There are acres of space for everyone, including your young princesses and knights, to explore and have fun at Gressenhall! ๐Ÿ—ก๏ธ๐Ÿ‘‘

Make sure to wend your way to our amazing new adventure playground for exciting new adventures!

Open daily, 10am to 4.30pm.

There are acres of space for everyone, including your young princesses and knights, to explore and have fun at Gressenhall! ๐Ÿ—ก๏ธ๐Ÿ‘‘

Make sure to wend your way to our amazing new adventure playground for exciting new adventures!

Open daily, 10am to 4.30pm.

Wooo, itโ€™s Bank Holiday weekend! ๐Ÿฅ‚Are you joining us for a weekend of fun? We have plenty going on to keep you entertain...
30/04/2021

Wooo, itโ€™s Bank Holiday weekend! ๐Ÿฅ‚

Are you joining us for a weekend of fun? We have plenty going on to keep you entertained.

Run wild on our NEW adventure playground.

Explore the site with an activity pack, it contains fun quizzes and trails for you to enjoy as well as a craft and a gift for you to take home.

Marvel at our new arrivals, we have calves, lambs, and piglets!

๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ All activities are included in general admission, pre-booking is essential.

https://norfolk-museums.arttickets.org.uk/

Wooo, itโ€™s Bank Holiday weekend! ๐Ÿฅ‚

Are you joining us for a weekend of fun? We have plenty going on to keep you entertained.

Run wild on our NEW adventure playground.

Explore the site with an activity pack, it contains fun quizzes and trails for you to enjoy as well as a craft and a gift for you to take home.

Marvel at our new arrivals, we have calves, lambs, and piglets!

๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ All activities are included in general admission, pre-booking is essential.

https://norfolk-museums.arttickets.org.uk/

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Gressenhall, Dereham, Norfolk
Dereham
NR20 4DR

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Great day out again, itโ€™s such a wonderful team of friendly people too. The kids loved the activities!
We visited the museum today (Thursday 3rd June) and had a lovely day. But my son left behind his beloved monkey that he has had since he was born. If anyone found her around the farm, museum, cafe area or cottage gardens please let me know (07793244408). We have one heartbroken little boy here ๐Ÿ˜ญ
Hello, PLEASE HELP! My daughter lost her teddy while visiting yesterday 2nd June. Is there a lost and found? General office number I can ring to chat to someone about finding teddy? We think it was lost in the play area. Teddy is about 20cm tall and light brown. Thank you.
We came for a visit today (our first since lockdown lifting) and I wanted to say how well organised and safe everything is at gressenhall. I am a bit biased with my Dad being a staff member, but I genuinely couldnโ€™t fault the covid precautions. Lovely to see the newborn calf and as always a visit to the cafe for a cuppa! The park is fantastic too!!! We have missed you GF&WH โค๏ธ
Great effort by staff yesterday for the first stage of reopening. Looking forward to a safe move towards normality.
Thought you would like to see ,my daily walk
Today is White Ribbon Day campaigning to end violence against women. In the past the workhouse provided a sanctuary for women and children escaping abuse and domestic violence. In 1908 Polly Took was taken into Gressenhall workhouse suffering from malnourishment and rickets. She died shortly after after. Later the workhouse took custody of the other Took children to protect them until they were 18. Today Norfolk County Council continue this valuable work. Together we work for a day when it won't be required.
A lovely day
Visit Breckland, as there's so much to see.
We had a lovely morning with you yesterday! The kids had a fabulous time regardless of the play area not being available. Lovely walk round the farm and river with fun crafts to complete at the museum ๐Ÿ˜Š Staff were wonderful and engaging with the kids too ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
Do children's university kids go free?