Although at times it seemed as if the stage was going to take flight we managed to find ballast for it and the weather stayed, mainly, fine. The project has been a new adventure for Gressenhall and one which has been very well received. It has been exciting to explore new ways to work as a museum.
MEGAN DENNIS Curator
In the Victorian chapel, Kingston Daddy was spinning vinyls from the 1960s, much to the enjoyment of those present for the day. The Mardlers’ Rest café was kept busy throughout the day, serving food for the visitors, with the Travelling Bluebird serving toasties from a vintage van in the courtyard. Natural Born Grillers kept people happy with their tasty burgers and The Little Horse Box Bar served drinks for the thirsty folk.
TAKE A LOOK AT THE DAY’S PHOTO ALBUM
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Look inside the butterfly and moth enclosure, see the spiders and their web of flies and make your own spider web.
In the Victorian chapel, inspired by the natural world, you could watch The Wacky Woodturner, Joshua Hubbard, at work on his lathe and discover how he turns timber into bowls, mushrooms and dibbers.
And nearby, you could see what’s growing – and living – in the Gressenhall gardens.
You could also meet the team from the Raptor Trust and discover how they treat sick and injured birds of prey and find out about how they help protect and conserve both the birds and the habitat in which they live.
The site was bursting with new life – but what did you discover?
Down on the farm the horses were in action - Gressenhall's Suffolk Punches and Shires from members of the Eastern Counties Heavy Horse Association, ECHHA.
WHY NOT TAKE A LOOK
Explore more about Norfolk’s recent past from local metal detectorist groups. Go behind the scenes at the Norfolk Collections Centre and discover the West Runton Mammoth!
Take a guided tour around the Norfolk Collections Centre, where Norfolk Museum Service keeps some of the larger items from its reserve collections.
See a range of fascinating objects including the tusk of the West Runton Mammoth and hear more about this fascinating local discovery from David Waterhouse, Curator of Natural History.
Get creative with lots of family activities including Art Attack! and the Norfolk County Council Family Learning team.