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Monday 04 May 2015
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Monday 04 May 2015
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Standard Museum admission prices apply: Adults £10.50, Concessions £9.50, Young Person (4-18) £7.50, Family Ticket (2 adults) £30.00, Family Ticket (1 adult) £22. Free admission for Museums Pass holders, Friends of Gressenhall, and under 4s.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Gressenhall Goes Wild - A Day with a Difference

Become a nature detective and explore Gressenhall’s great outdoors, finding out about the insects and creatures that live here. Meet wilder animals with shows from Jurassic Encounters, the mobile zoo. Adventure into the woods to get creative with natural crafts, and discover what our woodworkers are creating when you enter the bodgers’ camp.

Saturday 16 May 2015
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Saturday 16 May 2015
Times: 19:00 - 22:15   Doors open at 7.00pm and the film starts at 7.30pm.
Price:   Tickets are free for members but advanced booking is essential.


01362 869251
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Oliver! in the Workhouse - a special event for Norfolk Museums Pass holders and Friends of Gressenhall.

A special event for Norfolk Museums Pass holders and Friends of Gressenhall. Come and enjoy a special showing of the much-loved film version of Oliver! - starring Ron Moody and Oliver Reed - within the unique setting of the Gressenhall Workhouse. Doors open at 7.00pm and the film starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are free for members but advanced booking is essential. To book, please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/oliver-in-the-workhouse-tickets-16312386788 or telephone 01362 869251.

Saturday 23 May 2015
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Saturday 23 May 2015
Times: 10:00 - 17:00   Museum open 10.00-17.00. Some timed activities.
Price:   Standard Museum admission prices apply: Adults £10.50, Concessions £9.50, Young Person (4-18) £7.50, Family Ticket (2 adults) £30.00, Family Ticket (1 adult) £22. Free admission for Museums Pass holders, Friends of Gressenhall, and under 4s.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Schools Out! Create - Art on the Farm

Get creative and see Gressenhall Farm in a whole new way, with a wide range of different arts activities. Be inspired by the landscape and make a picture out of seeds or discover how to paint with the land, using earth and natural materials to create your own masterpiece. Try your hand at drawing on a bumpy tractor ride and see what different textures you can find around the farm.

Sunday 24 May 2015
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Sunday 24 May 2015
Times: 10:00 - 17:00   Museum open 10.00-17.00. Some timed activities.
Price:   Standard Museum admission prices apply: Adults £10.50, Concessions £9.50, Young Person (4-18) £7.50, Family Ticket (2 adults) £30.00, Family Ticket (1 adult) £22. Free admission for Museums Pass holders, Friends of Gressenhall, and under 4s.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Schools Out! Create - Art on the Farm

Get creative and see Gressenhall Farm in a whole new way, with a wide range of different arts activities. Be inspired by the landscape and make a picture out of seeds or discover how to paint with the land, using earth and natural materials to create your own masterpiece. Try your hand at drawing on a bumpy tractor ride and see what different textures you can find around the farm.

Monday 25 May 2015
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Monday 25 May 2015
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Standard Museum admission prices apply: Adults £10.50, Concessions £9.50, Young Person (4-18) £7.50, Family Ticket (2 adults) £30.00, Family Ticket (1 adult) £22. Free admission for Museums Pass holders, Friends of Gressenhall, and under 4s.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Rock n Roll at Gressenhall - A Day with a Difference

Step back in time to the 1950s and 1960s – when rock and roll was King! Sit back and enjoy period fashion shows and find out how to get that look as you experience the glamour of the era at Flamingo Amy’s Pop-up Salon. Hear tunes of the age and learn the latest dance steps. Fifties fun and games - learn how to hula hoop! Discover classic cars from a golden era not forgetting to visit the Vintage Market with lots of period treasures on sale.

Tuesday 26 May 2015
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Tuesday 26 May 2015
Times: 10:00 - 17:00   Museum open 10.00-17.00. Some timed activities.
Price:   Standard Museum admission prices apply: Adults £10.50, Concessions £9.50, Young Person (4-18) £7.50, Family Ticket (2 adults) £30.00, Family Ticket (1 adult) £22. Free admission for Museums Pass holders, Friends of Gressenhall, and under 4s.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Schools Out! Create - Art on the Farm

Get creative and see Gressenhall Farm in a whole new way, with a wide range of different arts activities. Be inspired by the landscape and make a picture out of seeds or discover how to paint with the land, using earth and natural materials to create your own masterpiece. Try your hand at drawing on a bumpy tractor ride and see what different textures you can find around the farm.

Wednesday 27 May 2015
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Wednesday 27 May 2015
Times: 10:00 - 17:00   Museum open 10.00-17.00. Some timed activities.
Price:   Standard Museum admission prices apply: Adults £10.50, Concessions £9.50, Young Person (4-18) £7.50, Family Ticket (2 adults) £30.00, Family Ticket (1 adult) £22. Free admission for Museums Pass holders, Friends of Gressenhall, and under 4s.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Schools Out! Create - Art on the Farm

Get creative and see Gressenhall Farm in a whole new way, with a wide range of different arts activities. Be inspired by the landscape and make a picture out of seeds or discover how to paint with the land, using earth and natural materials to create your own masterpiece. Try your hand at drawing on a bumpy tractor ride and see what different textures you can find around the farm.

Thursday 28 May 2015
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Thursday 28 May 2015
Times: 10:00 - 17:00   Museum open 10.00-17.00. Some timed activities.
Price:   Standard Museum admission prices apply: Adults £10.50, Concessions £9.50, Young Person (4-18) £7.50, Family Ticket (2 adults) £30.00, Family Ticket (1 adult) £22. Free admission for Museums Pass holders, Friends of Gressenhall, and under 4s.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Schools Out! Create - Art on the Farm

Get creative and see Gressenhall Farm in a whole new way, with a wide range of different arts activities. Be inspired by the landscape and make a picture out of seeds or discover how to paint with the land, using earth and natural materials to create your own masterpiece. Try your hand at drawing on a bumpy tractor ride and see what different textures you can find around the farm.

Friday 29 May 2015
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Friday 29 May 2015
Times: 10:00 - 17:00   Museum open 10.00-17.00. Some timed activities.
Price:   Standard Museum admission prices apply: Adults £10.50, Concessions £9.50, Young Person (4-18) £7.50, Family Ticket (2 adults) £30.00, Family Ticket (1 adult) £22. Free admission for Museums Pass holders, Friends of Gressenhall, and under 4s.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Schools Out! Create - Art on the Farm

Get creative and see Gressenhall Farm in a whole new way, with a wide range of different arts activities. Be inspired by the landscape and make a picture out of seeds or discover how to paint with the land, using earth and natural materials to create your own masterpiece. Try your hand at drawing on a bumpy tractor ride and see what different textures you can find around the farm.

Saturday 30 May 2015
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Saturday 30 May 2015
Times: 10:00 - 17:00   Museum open 10.00-17.00. Some timed activities.
Price:   Standard Museum admission prices apply: Adults £10.50, Concessions £9.50, Young Person (4-18) £7.50, Family Ticket (2 adults) £30.00, Family Ticket (1 adult) £22. Free admission for Museums Pass holders, Friends of Gressenhall, and under 4s.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Schools Out! Create - Art on the Farm

Get creative and see Gressenhall Farm in a whole new way, with a wide range of different arts activities. Be inspired by the landscape and make a picture out of seeds or discover how to paint with the land, using earth and natural materials to create your own masterpiece. Try your hand at drawing on a bumpy tractor ride and see what different textures you can find around the farm.

Sunday 31 May 2015
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Sunday 31 May 2015
Times: 10:00 - 17:00   Museum open 10.00-17.00. Some timed activities.
Price:   Standard Museum admission prices apply: Adults £10.50, Concessions £9.50, Young Person (4-18) £7.50, Family Ticket (2 adults) £30.00, Family Ticket (1 adult) £22. Free admission for Museums Pass holders, Friends of Gressenhall, and under 4s.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Schools Out! Create - Art on the Farm

Get creative and see Gressenhall Farm in a whole new way, with a wide range of different arts activities. Be inspired by the landscape and make a picture out of seeds or discover how to paint with the land, using earth and natural materials to create your own masterpiece. Try your hand at drawing on a bumpy tractor ride and see what different textures you can find around the farm.

Saturday 06 June 2015
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Saturday 06 June 2015
Times: 12:30 - 16:00   12.30pm - 1.15pm Community singing; 2.00pm Main Meeting
Price:   Discounted admission of just £2.50 per person from 12.00noon for those attending the meeting


01362 860563
david_yarham@tiscali.co.uk; petermedhurst@virginmedia.com
Work and War on the Farm 1914-1918 - The 2015 George Edwards Memorial Event

By 1915, there was increasing hardship amongst low paid workers whose incomes were fast falling behind the war-induced increase in the cost of living. Farm workers threatened to strike unless their weekly wage of 15s was increased to £1 - and in a time of war such action could obviously have had serious effects on the nation’s food supply. The compromise of a 3s. increase which averted the strike, was largely negotiated by George Edwards, the Methodist preacher who founded the National Union of Agricultural Workers and whose life and work are commemorated every year in an event arranged by the Methodist East Anglia District and the Norfolk branch of the ‘UNITE’ Trades Union During the war Sir George initially actively encouraged workers to enlist but later his experiences as a union representative on a Conscientious Objectors Tribunal made him much more sympathetic to the pacifist point of view. Both of these aspects of his involvement have influenced the planning of the 2015 Memorial Meeting. There will be a chance to patronise a Traidcraft stall and to view a demonstration by the Wesley Historical Society before the more formal part of the meeting begins. 12.30 to 1.15 p.m. - join the Central Norfolk Methodist Circuit Choir in the community singing of songs both from the First World War and from the Peace Movement. 2.00 p.m. - Main Meeting. At 2.00pm, there will be a talk by Steve Pope, a former employee of the museum, on the Effects of the War on Agriculture in the UK, followed at 3.00 p.m. by a talk on Conscientious Objection by Quaker historian Peter Smith. The meeting will be chaired by George Frost, the Agricultural Chaplain for the East Anglia District of the Methodist Church.

Sunday 21 June 2015
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Sunday 21 June 2015
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Standard Museum admission prices apply: Adults £10.50, Concessions £9.50, Young Person (4-18) £7.50, Family Ticket (2 adults) £30.00, Family Ticket (1 adult) £22. Free admission for Museums Pass holders, Friends of Gressenhall, and under 4s.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Big Boys Toys! - A Day with a Difference

Heavy machinery galore - engineer a great Father’s Day for your dad! Meet the Steam Up Team, Gressenhall’s own engineers, before exploring tractors and farm machinery old and new. Robot Wars! Experience the ultimate interactive robotic combat experience with Robogeddon. Get creative in Art Attack! Fun for all the family. Refuel with a complimentary sausage roll in the Mardlers’ Rest Café, free for all dads.

Sunday 12 July 2015
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Sunday 12 July 2015
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Standard Museum admission prices apply. Free admission to pre-booked prospective couples. To pre-book, please see www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/GressenhallWeddings


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
The Wedding Fair

If you’re a bride to be or just love a good wedding, come and explore some unusual wedding inspiration, past and present. Meet local suppliers who can help you to make your special day even more memorable, find out how to get the vintage style with Flamingo Amy and her pop-up salon and see our beautiful Old Chapel decorated for the big day. Get creative with some homemade ideas to help personalise your wedding and ‘shop the show’ with plenty of stalls selling fabulous products on the day. Join us and discover what makes Gressenhall such a unique wedding venue.

Sunday 09 August 2015
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Sunday 09 August 2015
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Standard Museum admission prices apply: Adults £10.50, Concessions £9.50, Young Person (4-18) £7.50, Family Ticket (2 adults) £30.00, Family Ticket (1 adult) £22. Free admission for Museums Pass holders, Friends of Gressenhall, and under 4s.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Summer Story Festival – A Day with a Difference

Meet much-loved characters from your favourite childhood tales as you explore Gressenhall from the woods to the river. Lend a hand in Cinderella’s kitchen, help the Queen of Hearts find her tarts and decorate your own gingerbread man. Enjoy fun for all the family getting creative in Art Attack, before snuggling down to discover new tales at story time.

Sunday 30 August 2015
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Sunday 30 August 2015
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Special Event ticket prices apply: Adults £13.50, Concessions £12.50, Young Person (4-18) £10.00, Family Ticket (2 adults) £38.00, Family Ticket (1 adult) £28.50. Free admission for Museums Pass holders, Friends of Gressenhall, and under 4s.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Village at War

Step back to the 1940s home front as you discover the effect of the Battle of Britain on the Norfolk landscape. Meet both British and American costumed characters whilst strolling round displays of military and civilian vehicles. Tap your feet to 1940s music from Timescape. Monday 31st August will feature a Battle of Britain Memorial Flypast (weather permitting.) Please note that special event admission charges apply for Village at War. See website for more information.

Monday 31 August 2015
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Monday 31 August 2015
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Special Event ticket prices apply: Adults £13.50, Concessions £12.50, Young Person (4-18) £10.00, Family Ticket (2 adults) £38.00, Family Ticket (1 adult) £28.50. Free admission for Museums Pass holders, Friends of Gressenhall, and under 4s.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Village at War

Step back to the 1940s home front as you discover the effect of the Battle of Britain on the Norfolk landscape. Meet both British and American costumed characters whilst strolling round displays of military and civilian vehicles. Tap your feet to 1940s music from Timescape. Monday 31st August will feature a Battle of Britain Memorial Flypast (weather permitting.) Please note that special event admission charges apply for Village at War. See website for more information.

Sunday 13 September 2015
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Sunday 13 September 2015
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Free for all.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Heritage Open Day

To celebrate this national heritage event, admission to Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse is free! Join behind the scenes access to the Historic Environment Service.

Sunday 27 September 2015
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Sunday 27 September 2015
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Standard Museum admission prices apply: Adults £10.50, Concessions £9.50, Young Person (4-18) £7.50, Family Ticket (2 adults) £30.00, Family Ticket (1 adult) £22. Free admission for Museums Pass holders, Friends of Gressenhall, and under 4s.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Horse Power! - A Day with a Difference

Hear horseman’s tales and see heavy horses at work on Gressenhall Farm. Meet the horses and discover the different breeds whilst finding out the role of heavy horses in modern landscape management. In conjunction with Eastern Counties Heavy Horse Association.

Sunday 18 October 2015
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Sunday 18 October 2015
Times: 10:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Special Event ticket prices apply: Adults £13.50, Concessions £12.50, Young Person (4-18) £10.00, Family Ticket (2 adults) £38.00, Family Ticket (1 adult) £28.50. Free admission for Museums Pass holders, Friends of Gressenhall, and under 4s.


01362 860563
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Apple Day

A Gressenhall tradition! Come and celebrate the very best of autumn with all things appley: pressing, tasting, buying and naming. Come and celebrate apples and all things autumnal! Play apple games and see apples being pressed, watch local craftsmen demonstrating their skills and take the opportunity to taste apple juice or scrumptious cider. Stroll around the orchard with its traditional Norfolk varieties. Even bring your “mystery” apples to be identified! Buy fresh local meats, autumnal fruits, preserves and cakes. Please note that special event admission charges apply for Apple Day. See website for more information.

Friday 30 October 2015
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Friday 30 October 2015
Times: 18:00 - 20:00  
Price:   Tickets £6.00 / Museums Pass holders £5.00 / Under 4s free. To book, tel. 01362 869251.


01362 869251
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Ghostly Gressenhall

A frightfully fun family party for all your little witches and warlocks! Attend our magical lessons at Gressenhall Academy for Wizardry and Witchcraft and see if you can graduate top of the class. Dress up for the occasion in your scariest costume. Advance booking for this event is essential.To book, tel. 01362 869251.

Saturday 31 October 2015
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Saturday 31 October 2015
Times: 18:00 - 20:00  
Price:   Tickets £6.00 / Museums Pass holders £5.00 / Under 4s free.To book, tel. 01362 869251.


01362 869251
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Ghostly Gressenhall

A frightfully fun family party for all your little witches and warlocks! Attend our magical lessons at Gressenhall Academy for Wizardry and Witchcraft and see if you can graduate top of the class. Dress up for the occasion in your scariest costume. Advance booking for this event is essential. To book, tel. 01362 869251.

Monday 21 December 2015
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Monday 21 December 2015
Times: 10:00 - 14:30  
Price:   Tickets £8.00 / Museums Pass holders £7.00 / Under 4s free. To book, tel. 01362 869251.


01362 869251
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Victorian Family Christmas

Turn back the clock and enjoy a traditional festive celebration with carol singing and magic lantern shows. Get creative to make decorations and post a letter to Father Christmas. There are still tasks to be done in the Workhouse – all in good time for the arrival of a very special individual! Advance booking for this event is essential. To book, tel. 01362 869251

Tuesday 22 December 2015
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Date:
Tuesday 22 December 2015
Times: 10:00 - 14:30  
Price:   Tickets £8.00 / Museums Pass holders £7.00 / Under 4s free. To book, tel. 01362 869251.


01362 869251
gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Victorian Family Christmas

Turn back the clock and enjoy a traditional festive celebration with carol singing and magic lantern shows. Get creative to make decorations and post a letter to Father Christmas. There are still tasks to be done in the Workhouse – all in good time for the arrival of a very special individual! Advance booking for this event is essential. To book, tel. 01362 869251.