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The main Gressenhall building.

Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse

Situated just outside Dereham, and about 20-30 minutes drive from Norwich, in the centre of Norfolk, Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse is a fantastic day out for all the family.

A former Workhouse for the poor, Gressenhall is set within beautiful and extensive grounds, which include a working farm, a Centenary Wood and an Orchard.

The main Workhouse building houses collections relating to the ‘ordinary people of Norfolk’, particularly those who worked on the land. A fabulous display of local social history, displays include the 1950s room, the Costume Gallery and the Engine Rooms. There is much to get children interested and inspired, including several puzzles and hands-on activities throughout.

The surrounding buildings, which include a shop, a school and homes have been authentically fitted out to reflect days gone by. The traditional cottage garden is beautiful and certainly one of our favourites.

A favourite with the children though, has to be the impressive outdoor adventure play area. Only added in the last few years, it boasts slides, swinging things and climbing opportunities-a-plenty. There is even a separate area for the under-5s. On nice days, this alone is enough to occupy energetic youngsters, while the adjacent grass and benches are perfect for a spot of picnic lunch.

Also perfect for the younger visitor, though lovely for all ages, is the River Walk. Pick up a stamp-card at the ticket desk and collect the stamps as you walk round to get a Gressenhall badge at the end.

Throw in a ride in the tractor-trailer, farm animals (with babies depending on the time of year!), Nature Watch cameras and plenty of space and places to explore, and you’ll discover that Gressenhall really is one full and fun day out.

Finally, take a load off with a scone and a cup of tea in the café before heading home.

A beautiful, fun and very interesting day out that you’ll want to repeat (we end up visiting several times a year!).

Ticket Information (NOTE: A Museum Pass is by far the most cost-effective way to visit Norwich and Norfolk’s museums, particularly if you are a resident and can use throughout the year).

Adult: £11.50
Concession: £11.00
Concession for visitors with disability, unwaged, over 65s or those in full time education.
Young People (4-18): £9.80
Family ticket (1 adult + all children): £29.00
Family ticket (2 adults + all children): £38.50

Free admission for Norfolk Museums Pass holders, Friends of Gressenhall, Children’s University members and children under 4. Visitors with disabilities may bring one companion in free.

Discounts for groups.

Please note, we do not allow dogs, other than assistance dogs, on site.

We also offer free admission to the Museum Shop and Mardlers’ Rest Café on all non-event days.

Special Event ticket prices

Adults: £14.50
Concessions: £13.80
Young Person: (4-18): £11.60
Family (1 Adult + all children): £37.00
Family (2 Adults + all children): £49.30

Free admission for Norfolk Museums Pass holders, Friends of Gressenhall, Children’s University members and children under 4. Visitors with disabilities may bring one companion in free.

Please note there will be no free admission to the Museum Shop and Mardlers’ Rest Café on event days.

Opening Times.

Sunday 6 March – Sunday 30 October 2016 10am to 5pm

Monday 13 February – Friday 17 February 2017 10am to 4pm

The museum is closed at all other times except for school visits and special events.

Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse.

Gressenhall, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 4DR.

Tel: 01362 869263 (24 hour pre-recorded information line), or

01362 860563 (manned during weekday office hours).

www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/Visit_Us/Gressenhall_Farm_and_Workhouse/index.htm

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