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29 January 2017

Exciting opening events planned for 2017…

Our first blog of 2017 is by Museum Director James Etherington... It seems like only a few days ago we were waving goodbye to our last visitors of the season at the Christmas event and here we are. Our volunteers are doing our spring cleaning (always optimistic that spring will start early), having the preseason meetings and ordering all the supplies…

29 October 2015

Hedgehog Corridor in the Workhouse Garden

Hedgehogs are a quintessential part of the British Countryside but find themselves in danger, with numbers dropping. This video shows what the Workhouse Garden Volunteers, along with the RHS and a local school, have been doing lately to improve the Garden to make it a much more welcoming home for our spikey little friends. Another appearance too from our…

07 July 2015

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Sunday 28th June witnessed our Mad Hatter's Tea Party, to celbrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. A whole range of activities took place, including a Punch & Judy show, croquet on the lawn and an escapology attempt.

15 August 2014

Noble Bloods

 Noble Bloods exhibition.     Since graduating from the University of Sunderland with an MA in Fine Art in 2007 and another in Curatorial Practice in 2008, Louise Marchal has continued her creative practice as an artist alongside research for her recent book Finding Frances - the biography of Frances Darlington (sculptor). This resulted in a body of work inspired by…

13 March 2014

Bobby on a Bike

Bobby on a Bike! Saturday 29 March to Sunday 10 August Prison & Police Museum, Ripon   A new exhibition at Ripon’s Prison and Police Museum, ‘Bobby on a Bike’ celebrates the role that bicycles have played in patrolling our streets over the years.   Take a closer look at a fantastic selection of historic police bikes, including…

05 February 2014

Menwith Hill Marines to scrub floors at Ripon’s Workhouse

Its all hands on deck as Marines from Menwith Hill volunteer to give Ripon’s three museums a deep clean before they reopen at February half-term.   The list of tasks the volunteers will be tackling range from mopping floors and dusting lampshades to dusting down the cobwebs and polishing brass knobs at not one but three museums, all…

20 November 2013

Happy Birthday Dr Who

Ripon Museum Trust has spent the summer restoring the inside of their replica 1950’s Scarborough Police Box and it will be free to visit on Saturday 23 November from 1pm – 4.30pm on ‘World Doctor Who Day’.   “The inside has been restored so that visitors to the Prison and Police Museum can understand what Police boxes…

16 August 2013

Mug Shots Temporary Exhibition

‘Mug Shots’ Temporary Exhibition at The Prison & Police Museum, St Marygate, Ripon until 30th November 2013. Opening times: Until 2 Sept: every day 10am-4pm From 3 Sept – 30 November every day from 1- 4pm This is an exhibition of previously unseen criminal records from Ripon Museum Trust’s archive presenting photographs (mug shots) taken between 1877 and 1930. The exhibition…

19 June 2013

Secrets from the Workhouse

Secrets From the Workhouse  - Tuesday 25th June and 2nd July at 21.00 on ITV In Victorian society the workhouse represented the underbelly of society, where anyone who was poor, homeless, unemployed or ill was sent to live. With no benefits system in place, destitute people were either left to starve on the streets or forced to submit themselves to…

19 June 2013

Grand Victorian Garden Party

• For the first time Ripon Museum Trust is holding a Grand Victorian Garden Party in the grounds of the Workhouse Museum on Sunday 23 June from 2pm - 4pm. Volunteers will be dressed in their Victorian Sunday best and serving homemade cakes and scones. • Visitors will have the chance to work off their cream teas with ‘Bash the…

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21 Nov

Looking forward to our rural policing focus group session in @VisitMasham on Thursday - FFI: tinyurl.com/y8de37j7

20 Nov

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19 Nov