The galleries of Lynn Museum became a pop-up café for its monthly coffee morning on Wednesday.
Rachel Duffield, the learning and engagement officer for the Voices from the Workhouse project at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse told stories that have been uncovered from recent research on the workhouse.
She also led a craft activity to make wooden spoon dolls representing Gressenhall inmates on a copy of the 1871 census she brought.
The aim is to create a spoon doll for each person, more than 300 in total. The dolls will become part of a collaborative art installation called Creating a Stir for the grand opening of Voices from the Workhouse in spring 2016.