Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

Gressenhall,
Dereham,
NR20 4DR

+44 (0)1362 860563

www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk

Norfolk’s wonderful museum of rural life and the Workhouse

This fifty-acre site with its magnificent Georgian workhouse invites you to explore two centuries of life on the land. There are recreations of shops and homes, extensive displays on farming and village life and the popular Collections Gallery – a real treasure trove. The workhouse has a fascinating story to tell that hits home for all ages. On the traditional working farm you can get up close to rare breed animals, take a cart ride and have a go at milking. There are lovely countryside walks and the large courtyard is perfect for picnics and watching the world go by.

Beautiful, eclectic and thought-provoking this museum is a great day out come rain or shine. with family activities each and every day of the Norfolk school holidays, workhouse trails, an orchard with over 30 varieties of English apples, major event days (including Village at War and Apple Day). Gressenhall also offers discounts for groups.

The museum also has a library with a large collections of photographs, printed ephemera and reference works open by appointment – call 01362 860 563 to arrange a visit

Recommended length of visit: Half to one day

Visit their website for information about opening times, admission prices and facilities.