September 2017

Summer Fun - Get in a Pickle Week

28 August 2017 - 1 September 2017
11am - 4pm

This is the perfect time for picking vegetables and preserving them. Try your hand at pickling and preserving fruit and vegetables from the Workhouse Garden. Find out about the piglets in the piggery that the Workhouse boys looked after - and best of all, take home your own pickle. Most activities are included free with your ticket into the…

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A special FREE event for Heritage Open Day! A body has been found at the Workhouse! Is it murder? Find out who dunnit by following the clues through the Main Block of Ripon Workhouse. Using techniques that Victorian detectives had available, work out whether it was the Master in Schoolroom with an Abacus or the Porter in the Pantry with…

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Dick Turpin was no romantic hero, if truth be told, but merely a common criminal. Professor James Sharpe talks about the myths built up around this infamous English Highwayman and reveals the true story in his sincere bid to recapture real history! Professor James Sharpe, Emeritus History Prof. University of York is the author of Dick Turpin: The Myth…

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