Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, Dereham

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Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse is a truly unique museum. 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.
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  • We only went into the workhouse area not the farm as it was very cold but we will go back during the summer. The workhouse is a mixture of local history, social history and the workhouse itself and th...  more »
  • A great place to visit,going back,in time seeing how people lived in the home on the farm,great for children to learn about past,good parking easy access for wheelchairs,outdoor seating,plenth of toil...  more »
  • Gressenhall has a farm with animals and cottage set in the 1930s and also the workhouse which explians the misfortune of the poor. They have 4 Suffolk Punch horses which are fabulaous creatures .They ...  more »
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  • Wow...what a wonderful place to visit. I went with my soon to b 4 year old granddaughters...we were there from 10am through until 3 30!!! So so much to do. The staff are so helpful and can't do enough for you. Will definitely be visiting again very soon .
  • Lovely place. Great fun for youngsters as it has lots of things to do and a superb outdoor play area. The museum is full of fascinating exhibits and the farm is a real gem with lots of well kept animals, trailer rides and delightful walks along the river.
  • Absolutely fascinating place. Wonderfully interactive and evocative of so much history. Something here for everybody from young children to great grandparents. Even has a working farm. What a great day out! Glad we bought a Museum pass so I can come again anytime. We'll done Norfolk Museum services.!
  • Brilliant day out. We were on a school trip and found the staff taking the workshops to be engaging, knowledgeable and beyond all made it fun for all including getting the grown ups involved too!
  • The farm is a waste of money. We didnt go to the workhouse so we cant review on that. Firstly, there are only a 2 pigs and 3 horses in the entirety of the yard- which wasn’t small. We were promised a tractor trailer trip to the rest of the animals, but all we saw were a small field of sheep. We wandered around, trying to find some more animals, but the only interesting thing was a vintage shepherd’s hut. Not particularly exciting. My friend and i went to the kitchens. There was 2 bees there, trapped, but a volunteer dismissed us, saying “oh, they’ll find a way out eventually.” They’re INSECTS. The only open door/window was at the other side of the floor. The same volunteer promised us “goats, sheep, cows, chickens, turkeys, anything on a 1950’s farm.” ; who then began leaving, and We went for a long walk around the perimeter but all we came across was some chickens and a few cows. Overall, we didnt get our moneys worth. Not going again.
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