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Monday 06 July 2020
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Monday 06 July 2020
Times: 10:00 - 16:00  
Price:   Included in standard admission.


01362 869251
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Discover your Family History

Receive assisted access to our onsite records and discover your family and local workhouse history. Our knowledgeable team will also be able to assist you with researching your own ancestral past. Complimentary drop in session, up to thirty minutes assistance. During busy periods, assistance time may be limited. No booking necessary.

Tuesday 07 July 2020
Ancient House
Date:
Tuesday 07 July 2020
Times: 10:30 - 12:00  
Price:   £1.00 including admission


01842 752599
ancienthouse@norfolk.gov.uk
Knit and Knatter

Knit, crochet and chat over a cup of tea or coffee.

Tuesday 07 July 2020
Ancient House
Date:
Tuesday 07 July 2020
Times: 13:30 - 15:30  
Price:   £1.00 including admission


01842 752599
ancienthouse@norfolk.gov.uk
Mardle and Make

Bring your latest craft project to work on in the company of fellow crafters over a cup of tea or coffee.

Thursday 09 July 2020
Time & Tide
Date:
Thursday 09 July 2020
Times: 10:00 - 11:30  
Price:   FREE - advance booking essential To reserve your place call Polly on (01493) 743944 or email polly.ward@norfolk.gov.uk


01493 743930
yarmouth.museums@norfolk.gov.uk
Little Kippers!

Enjoy some special time with your pre-school child exploring the museum and chatting about the things you see. Have fun learning together and listening to stories about the sea.

Tuesday 14 July 2020
Ancient House
Date:
Tuesday 14 July 2020
Times: 14:30 - 15:30  
Price:   £5.00 or free for Members


01842 752599
ancienthouse@norfolk.gov.uk
Royals and Rebels: The Rise and Fall of the Sikh Empire Talk

Dr Priya Atwal, Teaching Fellow in South Asian History, will speak about her research into the dynasty of the legendary Maharajah Ranjit Singh - his Sikh Empire stretched throughout North-Western India into Afghanistan and Tibet. Advanced booking essential, please call 01842 752599 or via Art Tickets.

Thursday 16 July 2020
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Thursday 16 July 2020
Times: 14:30 - 15:30  
Price:   Ticket £9, Museums Pass £8.10.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Stories of the Workhouse

Join a walking talk and hear the true stories of both tragedy and hope of inmates who once lived here. Each date will focus on the extraordinary lives of individuals in the workhouse. Complimentary access to site from 12 noon on the day of the tour. Please note, this is a walking tour around the museum and may go over gravelled pathways and uneven ground. Please call us on 01362 869 251 to discuss accessibility.

Thursday 16 July 2020
Ancient House
Date:
Thursday 16 July 2020
Times: 10:30 - 12:00  
Price:   £1.00 including admission


01842 752599
ancienthouse@norfolk.gov.uk
Knit and Knatter

Knit, crochet and chat over a cup of tea or coffee.

Monday 27 July 2020
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Monday 27 July 2020
Times: 10:30 - 11:30  
Price:   Advance booking essential, please contact us on 01362 869 251 to secure your complimentary place.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Clean the Collections

Attend a one-hour family volunteering session and support the museums work by helping our team clean collection objects. Then explore the rest of Gressenhall with complimentary entry to the site. No experience is necessary. This workshop can not be booked online and can only be done so over the phone. Due to the nature of the workshop, participants must 7+.

Friday 07 August 2020
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Friday 07 August 2020
Times: 14:30 - 15:30  
Price:   Ticket £9, Museums Pass £8.10.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Inside Gressenhalls' Collections

Go behind the scenes to discover what fascinating objects lie behind the doors of Gressenhalls stored collection. In this rare opportunity, see items from the workhouse and those of Norfolk life which are not on public display. Complimentary access to site from 12 noon on the day of the tour. This tour includes the use of stairs and narrow corridors, please call us on 01362 869 251 to discuss accessibility.

Friday 28 August 2020
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Friday 28 August 2020
Times: 19:00 - 21:00  
Price:   Pre-booked ticket £5, Museums Pass £4.50, Under 4s free. Pre booking essential.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Bat Walk

Join the Norwich Bat Group with their specialist equipment to see and hear the amazing bats that live and feed at Gressenhall. A talk on British bats and activities for all the family are included. Please note, this event includes a walk around the Gressenhall site over uneven ground. Please wear suitable footwear. For access enquiries, please contact us on 01362 869 251.

Monday 31 August 2020
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Monday 31 August 2020
Times: 10:00 - 16:00   Site remains open until 5pm.
Price:   Special event price: Adult £15, Conc £14.25, Child (4-18) £12.75, Family (1adult and all children) £39.60, Family (2 adults and all children) £52.80. £5 entry if you attend in full period costume.


01362 869251
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Forties Village at War

Immerse yourself in life during World War Two with our theme this year, Glitz in the Blitz. So, glam up and join us for a tea dance, be entertained with live music, enjoy delicious treats and discover how to dress to impress during the rationed era.

Tuesday 01 September 2020
Ancient House
Date:
Tuesday 01 September 2020
Times: 13:30 - 15:30  
Price:   £1.00 including admission


01842 752599
ancienthouse@norfolk.gov.uk
Mardle and Make

Bring your latest craft project to work on in the company of fellow crafters over a cup of tea or coffee.

Tuesday 01 September 2020
Ancient House
Date:
Tuesday 01 September 2020
Times: 10:30 - 12:00  
Price:   £1.00 including admission


01842 752599
ancienthouse@norfolk.gov.uk
Knit and Knatter

Knit, crochet and chat over a cup of tea or coffee.

Friday 04 September 2020
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Friday 04 September 2020
Times: 14:30 - 15:30  
Price:   Ticket £9, Museums Pass £8.10.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Inside Gressenhalls' Collections

Go behind the scenes to discover what fascinating objects lie behind the doors of Gressenhalls stored collection. In this rare opportunity, see items from the workhouse and those of Norfolk life which are not on public display. Complimentary access to site from 12 noon on the day of the tour. This tour includes the use of stairs and narrow corridors, please call us on 01362 869 251 to discuss accessibility.

Tuesday 08 September 2020
Ancient House
Date:
Tuesday 08 September 2020
Times: 14:30 - 15:30  
Price:   £5.00 or free for Members


01842 752599
ancienthouse@norfolk.gov.uk
Medieval Pilgrim Souvenirs: The Kings Lynn Badge Collection Talk

An exploration of medieval pilgrimage using clues provided by the metal badges sold at shrines such as Canterbury and Walsingham. Oliver Bone, Curator, will focus on the badge collection on display at Lynn Museum. Most of these badges were found by 'mud larks' in the King's Lynn river mud. Advanced booking essential, please call 01842 752599 or via Art Tickets.

Saturday 12 September 2020
Ancient House
Date:
Saturday 12 September 2020
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Free Admission


01842 752599
ancienthouse@norfolk.gov.uk
Heritage Open Day

Explore our wonderful timber-framed Tudor building, and the beautiful museum displays, for free!

Sunday 13 September 2020
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Sunday 13 September 2020
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Free admission.


01362 869251
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Heritage Open Day

A national celebration of history and culture. For this day Gressenhall opens its doors with free admission. Enjoy a fascinating journey through the story of rural Norfolk by visiting our historic workhouse and traditional working farm.

Sunday 13 September 2020
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Sunday 13 September 2020
Times: 10:00 - 16:00  
Price:   Free admission to site due to the event 'Heritage Open Day'.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Discover your Family History

Receive assisted access to our onsite records and discover your family and local workhouse history. Our knowledgeable team will also be able to assist you with researching your own ancestral past. Complimentary drop in session, up to thirty minutes assistance. During busy periods, assistance time may be limited. No booking necessary.

Thursday 17 September 2020
Ancient House
Date:
Thursday 17 September 2020
Times: 10:30 - 12:00  
Price:   £1.00 including admission


01842 752599
ancienthouse@norfolk.gov.uk
Knit and Knatter

Knit, crochet and chat over a cup of tea or coffee.

Saturday 19 September 2020
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Saturday 19 September 2020
Times: 10:00 - 12:00  
Price:   Ticket £49, Museums Pass £44.


01362 869251
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Demijohn Terrarium Workshop - For the Adults

Create your own Demijohn terrarium to take home. Housed within a glass vessel, your terrarium will include plants, moss and decorations. Complimentary tea and coffee. Hosted by florist Romeo and Succulent, all tools and materials provided. This ticket includes complimentary access for the participant to Gressenhall Farm and museum on the day of the workshop.

Saturday 19 September 2020
Ancient House
Date:
Saturday 19 September 2020
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Free Admission


01842 752599
ancienthouse@norfolk.gov.uk
Anglo-Sikh Heritage Day

Discover the links between Ancient House and the last Maharajah of the Punjab and his campaigning daughter in our special pop-up exhibitions.

Friday 02 October 2020
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Friday 02 October 2020
Times: 14:30 - 15:30  
Price:   Ticket £9, Museums Pass £8.10.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Inside Gressenhalls' Collections

Go behind the scenes to discover what fascinating objects lie behind the doors of Gressenhalls stored collection. In this rare opportunity, see items from the workhouse and those of Norfolk life which are not on public display. Complimentary access to site from 12 noon on the day of the tour. This tour includes the use of stairs and narrow corridors, please call us on 01362 869 251 to discuss accessibility.

Monday 05 October 2020
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Monday 05 October 2020
Times: 10:00 - 16:00  
Price:   Included in standard admission.


01362 869251
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Discover your Family History

Receive assisted access to our onsite records and discover your family and local workhouse history. Our knowledgeable team will also be able to assist you with researching your own ancestral past. Complimentary drop in session, up to thirty minutes assistance. During busy periods, assistance time may be limited. No booking necessary.

Tuesday 06 October 2020
Ancient House
Date:
Tuesday 06 October 2020
Times: 13:30 - 15:30  
Price:   £1.00 including admission


01842 752599
ancienthouse@norfolk.gov.uk
Mardle and Make

Bring your latest craft project to work on in the company of fellow crafters over a cup of tea or coffee.

Tuesday 06 October 2020
Ancient House
Date:
Tuesday 06 October 2020
Times: 10:30 - 12:00  
Price:   £1.00 including admission


01842 752599
ancienthouse@norfolk.gov.uk
Knit and Knatter

Knit, crochet and chat over a cup of tea or coffee.

Sunday 11 October 2020
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Sunday 11 October 2020
Times: 10:00 - 16:00   Site remains open until 5pm.
Price:   Special event price: Adult £15, Conc £14.25, Child (4-18) £12.75, Family (1adult and all children) £39.60, Family (2 adults and all children) £52.80.


01362 869 251
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Apple Day

Join us at our annual Autumn Festival to celebrate this beloved fruit! Taste fresh juice and delicious cider, watch local craftsmen demonstrate their skills and browse the craft stalls for local produce and tasty treats.

Tuesday 13 October 2020
Ancient House
Date:
Tuesday 13 October 2020
Times: 14:30 - 15:30  
Price:   £5.00 or free for Members


01842 752599
ancienthouse@norfolk.gov.uk
The Friendly Invasion Talk

Oversexed, overpaid and over here! Melissa Hawker, Learning Officer, will reveal the impact of 'The Friendly Invasion' of American Servicemen to Norfolk during the Second World War. Advanced booking essential, please call 01842 752599 or via Art Tickets.

Thursday 15 October 2020
Ancient House
Date:
Thursday 15 October 2020
Times: 10:30 - 12:00  
Price:   £1.00 including admission


01842 752599
ancienthouse@norfolk.gov.uk
Knit and Knatter

Knit, crochet and chat over a cup of tea or coffee.

Wednesday 28 October 2020
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Wednesday 28 October 2020
Times: 14:30 - 15:30  
Price:   Ticket £9, Museums Pass £8.10.


01362 869251
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
The Reality of Death in the Workhouse

Join a walking tour to discover more about the devastation of death at the workhouse. Visit our mass grave and listen to true stories about the individuals who lived and died here. Complimentary access to site from 12 noon on the day of the tour. Suitable for age 12+. Please note, this is a walking tour around the museum and may go over gravelled pathways and uneven ground.

Thursday 29 October 2020
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Thursday 29 October 2020
Times: 14:30 - 15:30  
Price:   Ticket £9, Museums Pass £8.10.


01362 869251
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
The Reality of Death in the Workhouse

Join a walking tour to discover more about the devastation of death at the workhouse. Visit our mass grave and listen to true stories about the individuals who lived and died here. Complimentary access to site from 12 noon on the day of the tour. Suitable for age 12+. Please note, this is a walking tour around the museum and may go over gravelled pathways and uneven ground.