Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse
Beetley, Norfolk

Average visit time – 3-4+ hours

Things to do at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse review

Gressenhall Farm is a family-friendly attraction with a recreated workhouse, Museum of Norfolk Life, play areas and also a rare breeds farm.

In the workhouse, you will experience workhouse settings with face to face projections of staff and inmates. They tell the stories, often tragic, often inspirational, of the people who once worked there. It is based on a former workhouse and the galleries explore what life was like. There are different areas of the building to explore including the yards, the laundry and Beech house and more.

In the Museum of Norfolk Life, once the men’s dormitory, there are galleries with over 2,000 objects from rural life in Norfolk. You can see a recreation of a 1950s room, see a selection of steam and diesel engines. Plus fire carts, tricycles, carts, wagons and more. Village row and Cherry Tree cottage are recreated shops, a schoolroom and a cottage that show life in the early 20th century.

The farm is a real working farm where you can learn more about traditional farming techniques through demonstrations. There is a circular walk around the farm and they sometimes have cart rides around the fields. There is also a brand new adventure playground with things to climb, swing and slide on. Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse is set in 50 acres of countryside with grounds that include water meadows, woodland and country trails. The attraction holds a number of family-friendly events.

Covid 19: Due to current restrictions not everything will be open, or it may be open differently to normal, at the attraction that you are visiting. Please consult their social media accounts, give them a call or visit their website if you can’t find the information you are looking for.

FAQ and Further Information Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

Address: Gressenhall, Beetley, Dereham NR20 4DR, Norfolk, England. Phone: 01362 869263

Category – Museum – Indoors and Outdoors – Suitable for all ages

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.

What are the main things to do?

Recreated workhouse with galleries and rooms that tell the stories of the people that once worked there, recreated shops, rural life museum, play area, farm, trails and more. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. An adult standard ticket costs £13.30, children 4-18 £11.30, under 4s are free. Family tickets are available and events may cost more for entry.

Is there parking?

There is a large car park.

When are they open?

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse is open from mid-March until late October. For up to date opening times please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Only assistance dogs are permitted.

Are they accessible?

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse
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