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Exhibition:More In Commons at Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse

Exhibition, Thu 10 Jun - Sun 31 Oct 2021, £13.90-£11.61

Wood display

Wood display

A small area of the displays within the More In Commons exhibition

In light of COVID-19, please make sure you check with your travel and accommodation providers before travelling.


In celebration of Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s 95th anniversary, we have spent the last year working with the Trust and local community groups to put together a temporary exhibit that delves into the history and wildlife of Norfolk’s common land. Historically, commons were a vital source of fuel, firewood, fish, wildfowl and pastureland for ordinary people.

The exhibition is a mix of interpretation panels, historical exhibits, film footage and a sculpted common, complete with wildlife, created by the local community during lockdown.

It explores local Hoe and Litcham Commons and the importance of commons to Gypsy, Romany and Traveller communities today and in the past, featuring objects kindly loaned by members of these communities.

The exhibition is also supported by an exciting event programme, including Demonstration Sundays from 29 July to 5 September, where you can learn from professional craftspeople about the activities that may have happened on the common, such as scything, wood turning and cooking using foraged foods. There will also be a programme of children’s summer holiday activities inspired by the exhibition – check our website for details!

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcome

We have a lovely cafe that serves hot and cold snacks and meals.

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 10 Jun - Sun 31 Oct 2021
The museum is open every day between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., with last admissions at 3 p.m. We will close for the winter season from November 1.


Admission to Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse is £13.90 for adults, £13.20 for concessions and £12.90 for children, and includes access to all exhibitions, galleries, farm, gardens, adventure playground and 50-acre grounds. Cheaper family tickets are available for different combinations of adults and children. All tickets must be booked in advance and will not be available on the door - please visit

Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 10 Jun - Sun 31 Oct More In Commons
Sun 26 Sep Art Attack is back!
Sun 26 Sep Build a bat box: A workshop for children
Sun 17 Oct Apple Day
Sat 23 - Sun 31 Oct October half term: Fairies & elves


Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse


Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse,
NR20 4DR


See location of Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TF 974169  Lat: 52.71444 Long: 0.92219

By Road:
Follow the brown signs from the A47. Three miles north of Dereham on the B1146.

By Public Transport:
From Norwich station it is 20 miles to Roots of Norfolk at Gressenhall.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

We have a lovely cafe that serves hot and cold snacks and meals.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
  • hard surface and shingle

  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesVisitor information available in audio format


  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system