February 2018

Victorian Mop Fair

12 February 2018 - 16 February 2018
Mon 12 Feb - Fri 16 Feb, 11am-4pm

Give your children a taste of the world of work Victorian style! Come along to our Victorian mop fair! Find out how servants, labourers and craftspeople found work in days gone by and what amusements were in store at these popular events! In the past Victorian domestic servants and agricultural workers would hire themselves out for a year at these…

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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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The Real Artful Dodgers: Talk / Object Handling Session

17 February 2018
Sat 17 Feb, 2-3pm

  Find out about the real artful dodgers with Professor Heather Shore author of Artful Dodger: Youth and Crime in the Early Nineteenth Century and Professor at Leeds This is an opportunity to take a closer look at original mugshots and crime records from Ripon Museum's Collection. Tickets available from Ripon Museums £5 online or through Workhouse…

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