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Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

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Gressenhall, Dereham NR20 4DR, England
+44 1362 860563
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Very interesting day out

We were really surprised at what was offered at this former workhouse. The information was well... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Linda_DG5862QJ
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Great view of Norfolk rural history

Gressenhall farm is a former workhouse complex, which has been set up as a rural museum by Norfolk... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
David L
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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Stand in the evocative workhouse settings, face to face with projections of staff and inmates and listen to first hand stories, often tragic, sometimes inspirational, from the people who once walked these whitewashed corridors. Visit Land Girl and Lumber Jills, old village shops, re-created cottage garden, orchard and traditional farm with rare breed livestock. Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse makes a superb setting for themed event days, courses in traditional crafts and behind the scenes tours of the Collection Centre which hosts a fascinating array of objects including the West Runton Mammoth.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“all ages” (38 reviews)
“tractor ride” (18 reviews)
“play area” (25 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Gressenhall, Dereham NR20 4DR, England
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+44 1362 860563
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were really surprised at what was offered at this former workhouse. The information was well portrayed and made the visit very interesting. The staff work very hard to make the visit enjoyable and were more than happy to interact with us. Lunch at the...More

Thank Linda_DG5862QJ
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Gressenhall farm is a former workhouse complex, which has been set up as a rural museum by Norfolk County Council. The main building, partly a reconstruction of life in the old workhouse and partly a museum of country living, with displays of machinery, working and...More

Thank David L
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Also good restaurant with range and good prices. Lots of space and good gardens too., farm, animals, and very interesting exhibition inside with helpful staff.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were looking for a farm to visit on a trip from city life and came across Gressenhall. We were not disappointed and I’ve been telling everyone about this hidden gem!! The combination of the workhouse museum, the working farm and the children’s play was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of those places we kept saying we'd visit and yay been at last! A really interesting place to visit, lots to see; walk over to the farm, trailer ride, museum as well as the workhouse and old cottages, chapel & school. Delicious cream scone...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I last visited gressenhall rural life museum about 40 years ago on a school trip , I visited last week with my wife 3 year old daughter and other family. What a great day out , clean and tidy , plenty to see exhibits wise...More

Thank Trevor S
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Gressenhall, Social Media Champion at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thankyou for your lovely review Trevor. It's great to hear how much you and your family enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My dad, who is Norfolk born and bred but lived in London for most of his adult life, had recently retired to Norfolk and he and his wife have been visiting a lot of places. Gressenhall had been on their list for a while so...More

Thank Tracey S
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Gressenhall, Social Media Champion at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thankyou for your wonderful review Tracey. It's great to hear how much you and your family enjoyed the museum galleries. I'm glad you had time to enjoy the café and farm as well! Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this museum, plenty of areas within it and suitable for what ever the weather is. Visit the farm and complete the walks in fine weather, discover the history of the area in any weather.

Thank Sandra B
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Gressenhall, Social Media Champion at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thankyou very much for your lovely review. It's great to hear that you always enjoy your visit - whatever the weather! Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gressenhall Workhouse has been on our to ‘do’ list for about two years since our previous coach tour here was cancelled. While visiting Norfolk for a four day break finally got to go. Absolutely fascinating and informative place to visit for the young and old....More

Thank FIFINorfolk
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Gressenhall, Social Media Champion at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your lovely comment. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

An fascinating place to visit if social history or farming history your thing. The workhouse is a sobering reminder of poverty and attitudes to it in days past. Tucked away is a barn full of farmng implements. Quite amazing. The Suffolk Punch horses are lovely...More

Thank Charbala
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Gressenhall, Social Media Champion at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your comments. The Suffolks are often to be seen out working in the fields - more usually in the afternoon. Hope you get to see them next time. We'll take your comment about outdoor seating and try to improve this...More

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ktking2018
13 March 2018|
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Response from Gressenhall | Property representative |
Hi there, 2018 entrance fees are as follows: Adults £12.40 Concessions £11.75 Young person £10.50. Children under 4 are free and there are also discounts for family tickets. Some event days carry a higher admission charge... More
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basildongirl
30 July 2017|
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Response from Alistair147 | Reviewed this property |
Can't advise on cafe but loads of places to eat your picnic
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Julie M
27 July 2016|
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Response from Gressenhall | Property representative |
Only Assistance Dogs are allowed on site.
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