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Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

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Address: Gressenhall, Dereham NR20 4DR, England (Formerly Norfolk Rural Life Museum)
Phone Number: +44 1362 860563
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Enjoy a fascinating journey through the story of rural Norfolk with a...

Enjoy a fascinating journey through the story of rural Norfolk with a thrilling woodland playground, historic workhouse and traditional working farm.

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An all round good day out .....recommendable

My wife and I spent most of the day here. Went to the farm first as it looked like rain and enjoyed walking round the attraction there and had a good conversation with a young... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mo F
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spent most of the day here. Went to the farm first as it looked like rain and enjoyed walking round the attraction there and had a good conversation with a young fellow working in what looked like a tack room who was interested to hear about my wife's grand-dad who was in the Royal Artillery in... More 

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Hayes, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

An interesting historical site, small but very interesting, plenty to keep you busy for a few hours. A lovely small hands on farm, with a few friendly animals, a fun short tractor ride takes you around the whole of the farm. The work house has been well kept , with lots of interesting historical artefacts. I especially liked reading the... More 

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London
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

So much to do in a day!! An educational and hands-on museum on the histrory of Workhouses, Farm animals, a walking trail and playground. There was even a horse and trap trip around the farm

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Thank Andrew L
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Great display of workhouse life showcasing real workhouse records. Lovely cafe. Great for school visits.

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Thank PGTips13
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a special and educational day out, with an emphasis on fun but backdropped by the realities of a Victorian workhouse for the poor. Re-enactments exhibitions and regular events bring the reality of the cruel, unfair and harsh world of the workhouse to life. It’s right that our children are made aware of how tough life once was. But... More 

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Thank Dom R
Gressenhall, Social Media Champion at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, responded to this review

Thankyou very much for your review Dom. It's great to hear how much you enjoy visiting us and all that Gressenhall has to offer. Many thanks, Lauren More 

Briston, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Went here years ago for a school trip it was lovely and great we went for a victorian dress up day and we all learnt lots of history and had a tour and look around recommend going

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Thank mrsholdentobe
Gressenhall, Social Media Champion at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, responded to this review

Thankyou for your lovely review - it's great to hear you have such fond memories of your school trip with us! Many thanks, Lauren More 

Mold, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Enjoyed a full day and real enjoyed it,well laid out with plenty of information and exhibited items from the 1800/1900 century's

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Thank davymole
Gressenhall, Social Media Champion at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, responded to this review

Thankyou very much for your kind review. It's lovely to hear how much you enjoyed your visit. Many thanks, Lauren More 

Dartford, United Kingdom
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224 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is really worth a visit. It could be a whole day experience if the weather is fine, sadly it wasn't so we gave the farm a miss. However, the museum made up for it. So much interesting information, found the personal stories fascinating and loads of artefacts. Take your time there is so much to take in. Small second... More 

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Thank lynne j
Gressenhall, Social Media Champion at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, responded to this review

Thankyou for your lovely review. It's great to hear how much you enjoyed the museum, café, gardens and bookshop. Hope you will come back again to visit the farm! Many thanks, Lauren More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit Enjoyed it immensely try to go there when there is a guide , they make your visit educational There is so much to see Reminded us of how it was when we were children Well worth a visit

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Thank David B
Gressenhall, Social Media Champion at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, responded to this review

Hi David, Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit and especially the workhouse trail. We hope to see you again soon, Ellie, Social Media Champion More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Tucked away outside Dereham in the countryside this place is the perfect place to go for a balanced day out - there's the large playground inc zip wire, a great cafe, a museum with interactive activities and plenty to read and see, old buildings and exhibits, a farm with farm animals and activities and plenty of picnic areas inside and... More 

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Gressenhall, Social Media Champion at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your great review. We are so glad you enjoyed your day out at Gressenhall and hope to see you again soon. Ellie, Social Media Champion More 

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