Upcoming Events

Bobby on a Bike

29 March 2014 - 30 November 2014

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 a rather uncomfortable looking 1950’s Raleigh complete with a Lucas ‘King of the Road…

Prison & Police museum

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Explore It!

5 August 2014 - 26 August 2014
Every Tuesday

Wartime Object Handling Sessions.  2.30pm - 4.00pm Come along every Tuesday afternoon in August and meet our volunteers who will let you hold real war time objects from the museum’s collection. You can touch and feel and smell them! Are they heavy, delicate, rough? What are they made from? Who did they belong to? Explore some of…

Workhouse Museum

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Noble Bloods

16 August 2014 - 30 November 2014

This temporary Art Installation includes a work by Frances Darlington and new work by artist Louise Marchal. The First World War memorial to boys from St. George's Police Orphanage by Frances Darlington (1880-1940), held by Ripon Museums (pictured left), is a good example of Darlington's interest in polychromy, the practice of adding colour and other materials to sculpture.…

Prison & Police Museum

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Live It!

27 August 2014

Dig for Victory (weather dependant) 1.00pm - 4.00pm During wartime it was essential that all gardens was used to grow fruit and vegetables. Here in the workhouse garden, there’s lots to do; help sort the seeds for next year, scare away the birds that eat our plants with our noisy rattles and perhaps help harvest some produce. Can…

Workhouse Museum

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Make it !

28 August 2014

Medals for Bravery 1.00pm - 4.00pm During wartime, medals were given out to brave soldiers who had saved the lives of others. Be inspired by the medals all around the museum and with the help of our museum volunteers, design and make your own medal. Use our craft materials to stick, stamp, braid and bling up your award! Who will…

Prison & Police Museum

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As part of the nationwide celebrations for Heritage Open Days, on Sunday 14th September, visitors to Ripon Museums can explore the city’s three museums free of charge. This year we have a special theme for the festival; ‘Locked Up’. Explore what it meant to be shut in behind the high walls and bars of Ripon&rsquo…

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