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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…

13 March 2013

Samuel Winn

Samuel WINN, Ripon Liberty Police Officer. When he had been appointed in 1830 as the first professional and uniformed Police Officer for the Liberty of Ripon in 1830 he was paid a salary of £30 per annum and this was raised to £30 per quarter in 1832.  One wonders what he had done to merit such a large increase in salary as…

28 November 2012

Christmas Day in the Workhouse

Ripon Workhouse Museum invites you to step back in time with us to the year 1890 and join us as we open our doors for ‘Christmas Day in Workhouse’, now a firm favourite on the museum calendar. The event is based on the Ripon Gazette reports of the time, detailing the Mayor’s annual treat for the poor…

07 November 2012

Shadows of the City.

Explore the darker side of Ripon’s history at Ripon’s Museums Museum this half term. The Prison & Police Museum, Workhouse and Courthouse Museums all remember the harrowing stories of those who have passed through their doors... Experience the Workhouse by candlelight on Halloween and meet some of its ghostly inmates, finishing with a spooky story around…

07 September 2012

Heritage Open Day in the Loo!

• As part of Heritage Open Days, Ripon Museum Trust is letting the public explore the Workhouse Garden and newly restored Workhouse Piggery on Saturday 8th September and on Sunday 9 September the Workhouse, focusing especially on our smallest rooms - and you don’t have to spend a penny! The Garden and Piggery will be FREE to explore on…

11 July 2012

Discover Ripon Video

One thousand three hundred years of history a stunning city center, beautiful shops and magnificent attractions come and see for yourself why Ripon is so special. Go on, Discover Ripon.

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20 Jul

Good to catch up with @BD1policemuseum today about our joint project - lots to look forward to - watch this space!

20 Jul

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20 Jul

Ripon museums unveil main workhouse block: trib.al/reVZdjK pic.twitter.com/XbK7rDzUhA

19 Jul