Upcoming Events

Raided by the Vikings, and birthplace of the Lindisfarne gospels, the Anglo-Saxon monastery on Lindisfarne is one of the most iconic sites in early medieval history. And yet, archaeologists are still in the dark about its precise location. Recently, however, a few tantalising clues have started to emerge. Dr David Petts will share the results of his recent research, funded…

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Christmas at the Workhouse

13 December 2017
Christmas Event from 3.30pm - 8pm

Come and have an extra special Christmas celebration at the Workhouse Museum in Ripon. Our "Christmas Evening At The Workhouse' will give visitors an idea of what it was like for the inmates celebrating Christmas during the Victorian and Edwardian times. There will be traditional games, carols and crafts as well as chance to try the foods and flavours of…

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Game On - Special Exhibition

17 February 2018 - 13 May 2018
Open daily from 17 Feb to 13 May 2018

Map out the history of the hand-held game, from Victorian wooden toys to modern day digital games and fidget spinners. Discover how our fascination with simple, fiddly and addictive hand-busiers has developed over the decades. Have a go and find out which your favourite toys are! From rubik’s cubes to ball and cup games - there will be…

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