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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

Learn about law & order history

In period costume

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Volunteer at the prison museum

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Uncover Hidden Histories
At Ripon’s Award-winning Museums


Second visit to all three museums and still a very interesting day out for all the family.

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