Upcoming Events

Join expert Prof. Thom Brooks for a whistlestop history of prisons. Find out how the earliest prisons started out as holding cells until a king's representative could administer local trials to decide punishments, and then how the concept of keeping prisoners in a cell actually became the punishment. Find out about our efforts to reform,…

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Punishment week!

23 October 2017 - 27 October 2017
Mon 23 Oct - Fri 27 Oct Activities 11am - 4pm

Discover more about Victorian Punishments in the Workhouse this half term with finger stocks, back straighteners and punishment trails in store. These ‘fun’ family activities reveal the strict Yorkshire Workhouse regime that was in place for young and old in the past. There will also be seasonal baking and craft activities to enjoy during your visit: bake spiced…

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Halloween Party

27 October 2017
Fri 27 Oct, 6pm

Enjoy Halloween family fun at the Workhouse. Come along to our party evening and experience the corridor of fear, take part in Halloween themed party games and create seasonal crafts. Entry is £2.50 per person/ child. 

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Film Night at the Workhouse: Night of the Living Dead

31 October 2017
Doors 7pm, film starts 8pm

We dare you to join us for a special Halloween screening of this classic Horror Zombie Movie in the atmospheric setting of the Workhouse Museum Expect edge of the seat action as a group of terrified people attempt to remain safe from an army of flesh eating monsters. Bar & Popcorn. Director: George A. Romero Film Rating: 15 / Black &…

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Terror on the Tracks

7 November 2017
Doors open 6.30pm for performance at 7pm

Journey back to the days of steam, where untold menace could be found lurking in the tunnels, set to leap  out of the darkness to ensnare the unwary! An original stage adaptation of Charles Dickens' "The Signal-Man" and other tales of menace and melodrama are the bill of fare on offer to those brave enough to join us…

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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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