Education and Group Visits

Key Stage 2

Visit the Workhouse, Courthouse and Prison and Police Museums for a living history experience. Choose to visit one, two or all three sites and build a day to suit your requirements. 

 

Curriculum Links: Changes in an aspect of social history. Local history study.

Life in Ripon Workhouse:

Use your local study to find out what was life like for the inmates of Ripon Workhouse? See the changes in social history and experience the jobs, food and schooling for those who lived here.
  • Oakum Picking & Rag Rugging
  • The Laundry
  • Workhouse Schoolroom
  • Mealtimes

Focus on Ripon Workhouse- Self led Study:

These self led activities will allow your pupils to explore the site and gain a greater understanding of Ripon's workhouse system and will let them debate how fair it was.

  • Ripon Workhouse Role Play
  • Mary & Wilfred's Trail

On Trial at Ripon Courthouse:

Let the courtroom come to life! Your pupils will take on the roles of judge, solicitor, defendants and jury to decide a verdict and debate what punishments should be given.

  • A Loaf of Bread- An Historic Case (Lower KS2/ Reading below level 4)
  • The Stolen Horse & Cart- An Historic Case (Middle/Upper KS2/ Reading at level 4 and above)
  • The Stolen iPod- A Modern Case (Upper KS2/ Reading at level 4 and above)

Doing Time in Ripon:

Explore our law and order collections with our 'police officer' to discover Ripon's unusual history of policing and it's criminal past. Hands on and pupil participation required!

  • Explore Policing
  • Punishment & Prison Tour

Focus on Ripon Law & Order- Self Led Study:

These self led activities will allow your pupils to explore the museum and gain a greater understanding of Ripon's involvement in the history of law and order.

  • Role Play- The Notorious Sinkler Brothers
  • Punishment Character Trail

 

Please download our Education Programme from this page and contact our Learning & Access Officer to discuss your needs and book on: 01765 690799 or email [email protected]

Did you know?

We have unearthed fascinating items whilst renovating the garden, which were discarded or lost centuries ago.