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 the fire.

But it’s not all gloom! The museums also celebrate light at half term - experience the thrill of the Victorian Magic Lantern Show with its clever changing pictures and beautiful patterns. Children can also make moving shadow puppets and perform their own live show.


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Christmas Day in the Workhouse today 11am - 4pm, come and join us for some Victorian festive fun.

13 Dec

The Christmas Festivities of 1892 will be recreated @RiponMuseums #TheWorkhouse Sat 13th Dec 11am - 4pm. Homemade refreshments. Ad £4 Ch £1

11 Dec

Our volunteers hard at work getting ready for this Saturday's "Christmas Day At The Workhouse".

10 Dec

Great day at Ripon Workhouse, would've loved more time to look around. So interesting. Thanks to all involved @RiponMuseums @spsw

5 Dec