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Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

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Gressenhall, Dereham NR20 4DR, England
+44 1362 860563
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Good fun @ Gressenhall

Really enjoyed our visit when the snow was on the ground as lots to see inside. Information with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ryta L
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Raunds, United Kingdom
Fascinating

Fascinating place. Well worth the visit. Lots of different elements that included the workhouse... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
RitafromKent
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Stand in the evocative workhouse settings, face to face with projections of staff and inmates and listen to first hand stories, often tragic, sometimes inspirational, from the people who once walked these whitewashed corridors. Visit Land Girl and Lumber Jills, old village shops, re-created cottage garden, orchard and traditional farm with rare breed livestock. Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse makes a superb setting for themed event days, courses in traditional crafts and behind the scenes tours of the Collection Centre which hosts a fascinating array of objects including the West Runton Mammoth.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“all ages” (38 reviews)
“tractor ride” (18 reviews)
“play area” (24 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Gressenhall, Dereham NR20 4DR, England
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+44 1362 860563
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our visit when the snow was on the ground as lots to see inside. Information with life like videos on walls, folk telling their stories. Visiting the farm was a treat, but a little chilly, so the piglets stayed inside cuddled up to...More

Thank Ryta L
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Gressenhall, Social Media Champion at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thankyou so much for your lovely review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Hope you come back to visit us again now that the weather is warmer!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating place. Well worth the visit. Lots of different elements that included the workhouse buildings and information about individuals who'd experienced workhouse life.

Thank RitafromKent
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Gressenhall, Social Media Champion at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thankyou very much for your brilliant review. It is great to see how much you enjoy visiting Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 the it is very well done with...More

1  Thank Mike J
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Gressenhall, Social Media Champion at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thankyou for your brilliant review Mike. It's great to hear how much you enjoyed your visit and enjoyed visiting the museum and workhouse. See you again soon for your return trip to the farm when the warmer weather appears!

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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

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 toilets,a good restaurant walking is easy as it is flat,play areas for children,the farm is...More

Thank CITY29
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Gressenhall, Social Media Champion at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thankyou very much for your brilliant review. It is great to see how much you enjoy visiting Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

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 also have special events going on the Bank Holidays.Well worth a...More

Thank Kevin W
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Gressenhall, Social Media Champion at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thankyou for your brilliant review Kevin. It's lovely to hear how much you enjoy visiting Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Visited on a very chilly day, workhouse is really informative and has been updated since I last visited so lots of new ways to learn about the workhouse and fun for any age. Visited the farm but it was far too cold to do the...More

Thank Norfolkbooty
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Gressenhall, Social Media Champion at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Hi there, Thanks for your lovely comments. We hope to see you again soon. Many thanks, Ellie

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

Nicely set up in old buildings , the shop , the classroom etc etc and then a visit to the farm . A pleasant afternoon with indoor and outdoor activities. Careful when crossing the road.

Thank jaagaume
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Gressenhall, Social Media Champion at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thankyou for your great review. It's lovely to hear that you and your grandchildren enjoyed your visit. Our site does have a road between the museum and farm, which is well signposted for both visitors and road traffic. Hope you can visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

A friend and I met at the cafe for breakfast as we were starting a ten mile walk from the workhouse, entry to the cafe is free and it opens at ten. We were greeted with 3 ladies in black sitting at a table and...More

3  Thank annie p
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Gressenhall, Social Media Champion at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Annie, Thankyou for your review, I apologise for our delay in our response. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your scones and will pass all of your comments on to our cafe manager. I hope you enjoy your return visit to the museum. Many thanks,...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

The Workhouse after dark event was brilliant. I've never been to the museum before but I'll definitely return. Engaging exhibits with easily understandable information. Just brilliant.

Thank Jane K
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Gressenhall, Social Media Champion at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thankyou for your lovely review Jane! It's great to hear how much you enjoyed your first visit to Gressenhall. See you again in 2018!

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

We decided to have a trip to the Apple Day, This is a very special day that shows off the old varieties of apples and pears.. This event has grown quite considerably, it now has a craft fair, traditional crafts like basket weavers and foods...More

Thank Tina H
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Gressenhall, Social Media Champion at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thankyou for your lovely review Tina! It's great to hear how much you enjoyed this years Apple Day and everything that Gressenhall has to offer. Hope you can visit us again in 2018.

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ktking2018
14 March 2018|
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Response from Gressenhall | Property representative |
Hi there, 2018 entrance fees are as follows: Adults £12.40 Concessions £11.75 Young person £10.50. Children under 4 are free and there are also discounts for family tickets. Some event days carry a higher admission charge... More
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basildongirl
30 July 2017|
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Response from Alistair147 | Reviewed this property |
Can't advise on cafe but loads of places to eat your picnic
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Julie M
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Only Assistance Dogs are allowed on site.
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