Upcoming Events

Find out more about the history of crime and criminal records.  Meet leading experts and uncover the secrets of finding, interpreting and using criminal records at this FREE introductory event. material from Ripon Museum collections will be available to view. This event will be held in the meeting room at Ripon Library.  For all further information: esther.graham…

Ripon Library, The Arcade, Ripon, HG4 1AG

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Join Professor Sarah Semple  an expert from Durham University Archaeology Department to  discover the intriguing facts about early Medieval death and life in North East England, there will also be an opportunity to handle artefacts from this era. Professor Semple's is interested in all things early medieval, including objects, monuments and landscapes for more info please…

Workhouse Museum

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Fun for all is in store at Ripon’s Workhouse Museum this weekend when you are invited to join the Master and Matron for their annual Tea Party – expect traditional stalls, games, stocks, trails and lots of fun – all with free entry!  Enjoy a tour of the Workhouse with the Master, have a giggle with Punch…

Workhouse Museum

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Summer Holiday Fun at Ripon Museums

23 July 2018 - 31 August 2018
Mon 23 July - Fri 31 Aug - Special Activities Weekdays only 11am-4pm

There's something for all the family to enjoy with our summer holiday season packed full of fun and games, with a historic twist of course! Activities will be announced soon - and are all included with the cost of admission.

Workhouse Museum

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We will be celebrating Yorkshire Day with lots of fun and games on Ripon Marketplace - enjoy punch and judy, put your loved one in the pillory and lots more high jinks!

Ripon Marketplace

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Twelfth Night

4 August 2018
Sat 4 August 6.30pm

The world’s first cycling theatre company, The HandleBards, pedal from venue to venue with all the set, props and costume necessary to perform environmentally sustainable Shakespeare across the globe. Join our all-male troupe at the Workhouse Museum in Ripon for a bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ like none other. In usual HandleBards style,…

Workhouse Museum

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Outdoor Theatre: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

14 August 2018
Doors 5.30pm for performance 6.30pm

Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as they present the classic tale of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Join Alice as she stumbles into the magical world of Wonderland and meet a whole host of colourful characters. From the unforgettable White Rabbit and the madcap Mad Hatter to the terrifying Queen of…

Workhouse Museum

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Workhouse Folk: Tunes from the Trenches

1 September 2018
7.30pm-9.30pm

Join squeezebox maestro John Kirkpatrick when he presents a full kitbag of songs from the two World Wars. Enjoy popular hits of the day - designed to keep the spirits high, raise a smile, share a chorus, provide a moment’s respite from the horrors on every side, and give people the heart to keep going -…

Workhouse Museum

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Workhouse Whodunnit: Murder Mystery Evening

22 September 2018
From 7pm

A special Workhouse Whodunnit! Join us for the ultimate Workhouse Murder Mystery Evening – sign up for a night of solving clues and colluding to discover who is guilty of a horrific crime! Bar & Refreshments Workhouse Museum / price tbc

Workhouse Museum

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