Upcoming Events

Bobby on a Bike

29 March 2014 - 10 August 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…

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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…

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Make it !

7 August 2014

Make a rag rug poppy 1.00pm - 4.00pm Our museum staff and volunteers will show you how to rag rug; a traditional craft that recycles old fabric. Cut into strips and prodded through sacking, old t-shirts create a wonderfully soft and colourful rug. Use your new found skills to create a rag rug poppy in memory of all the soldiers…

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Live It!

13 August 2014

Wash Day 1.00pm - 4.00pm Discover just how difficult wash day for a WW1 family. There’s no electricity or running water! Smell the old fashioned soaps we use and make your own soap powder. Work together to use the dolly and posser to get the laundry clean. Rinse the clothes before passing them through the mangle. Feel how…

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Explore It!

14 August 2014

Garden Exploration Day (Weather dependant) 1.00pm - 4.00pm For over 200 years people have used the workhouse garden. Our museum staff will recreate an archaeological dig and using tools, will help families to uncover real artefacts that have been found there. Use the clues to try to work out what your object might be. Then we will discover some of the…

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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.…

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Make it !

20 August 2014

Postcard to Home. 1.00pm - 4.00pm Be inspired by our collection of World War One postcards and photographs before designing your own ‘postcard to home’. Because of censoring, soldiers weren’t allowed to say what they really wanted to. We will imagine what life was like for a soldier in the trenches by designing and writing a…

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Make it !

21 August 2014

Make a rag rug poppy 1.00pm - 4.00pm Our museum staff and volunteers will show you how to rag rug; a traditional craft that recycles old fabric. Cut into strips and prodded through sacking, old t-shirts create a wonderfully soft and colourful rug. Use your new found skills to create a rag rug poppy in memory of all the soldiers…

Workhouse 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…

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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…

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