Uncover Hidden Histories
At Ripon’s Award-winning Museums

Opening Times:

All three museums are closed to the general public for the winter. We will re-open on Saturday 13th February 2016.

We are still open for school and other group bookings.

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Exterior of Workhouse
Workhouse Museum & Garden

Hard times, vagrants and the poor law unions

Exterior of the Courthouse museum
Courthouse Museum

Miscreants, magistrates and transportation ...

Prison and police museum building exterior
Prison & Police Museum

Prisoners, peelers and punishment ...

A man with a bindle and a flat cap is given directions
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Children in workshop
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Group Visits

Learn about law & order history

Hand chisseling wood as part of a workshop

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In period costume

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Volunteer at the prison museum

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