Welcome to The Yorkshire Law & Order Museums. Our three sites within the centre of the city of Ripon, tell the unique story of the Liberty Courthouse, Prison and Victorian Workhouse. Find out about the people who ended up here and what happened to them next...

Ripon Museums are currently closed, re-opening Saturday 8th February.  

Follow the story of poverty, crime & punishment

Visit all three museums to walk in the footsteps of past generations - open 7 days a week. Full opening times →


I’ve had to drag my kids home, they’ve learned loads & been inspired. We’ll definitely be back for similar events.

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