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Tours on Thursday 4 June, 18 June, 2 July and 16 July 2.30 - 3.30pm

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.

A ticket to this tour will give you access to site from 12 noon on the day of the tour.

Advance booking essential.

Please note, this is a walking tour around the museum and may go over gravelled pathways and uneven ground. For access enquiries, please call us on 01362 869251.


Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse

Gressenhall, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 4DR

01362 869 251


Opening times

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse will reopen for general admission on Monday 3 August. You will be able to book your tickets online from Saturday 1 August.

Please note, until this date we are only open to Museum Pass holders and Friends of Gressenhall only.

To keep our visitors and staff as safe as we possibly can, we have implemented a social distancing strategy at the Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, limiting the number of people on the premises at any one time.

It is essential that you book your visit in advance using this site as tickets will not be available on arrival. Only pre-booked timed entry admission ticket will be admitted. Membership or voucher details will be required on arrival.

Please note that this entry time is not unique to you - each entry slot can accommodate several ticket holders and therefore it may be necessary for you to wait outside the admissions area until it is clear for you to enter.

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Thank you for your support, patience and your co-operation during this difficult time.

Not everything is open - We have risk assessed the site and identified areas or interactives and closed areas where social distancing or hygiene are difficult to maintain.

Café & shop - The café and shop are closed at present. Please speak to a member of staff if you would like to buy something.

Adventure Playground - The adventure playground is currently closed due to refurbishment works.

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