April 2018

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…

Workhouse Museum

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Easter Holidays: Victorian Police Academy

2 April 2018 - 13 April 2018
Mon 2nd April – Fri 6th April and Mon 9th April – Fri 13th April , 11am-4pm

Come and join in the fun at our Police Academy this Easter Holidays. Follow the Recruiting Trail at the Prison & Police Museum and then call in at the Workhouse Museum to try your hand at a Cutlass Drill. Activities include felt police badge making, baking and finger-printing, and object handling of restraints that were used by…

Workhouse Museum, Prison and Police Museum

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Open Day: Prison & Police Museum

3 April 2018
Tues 3 April 1-4pm

Come along for free tours of the museum and find out about policing past and present with special activities taking place throughout the day. A Police History Project event funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund. Prison & Police Museum, Included with entry

Prison and Police Museum

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Open Day: Prison & Police Museum

10 April 2018
Tues 10 April, 1pm-4pm

Come along for free tours of the museum and find out about policing past and present with special activities taking place throughout the day. A Police History Project event funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund. Prison & Police Museum, Included with entry

Prison and Police Museum

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Open Day: Prison & Police Museum

17 April 2018
Tues 17 April, 1-4pm

Come along for free tours of the Prison and Police museum and find out about policing past and present with special activities taking place throughout the day. A Police History Project event funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund. Prison & Police Museum, Free entry

Prison and Police Museum

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Join us for discussion on how museums interpret and interact with collections of police and prison heritage. What constitutes this type of collection? How are they understood and interpreted? What interactive and engagement strategies can we use to explore these sometimes difficult themes? The morning will feature 3 x PhD students sharing their work on research into museum displays, collections and…

Bar Convent Heritage Centre, Blossom Street, York

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Explore the darker side of history with expert Allan Cox. An afternoon packed with interesting and amusing facts surrounding the hangman’s trade & chance to take part in a special object handling session. Allan is a guide at the Bradford Police Museum, our project partner for our Police Heritage project. This event is supported by the Esmee Fairbairn…

Workhouse Museum

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Our Criminal Ancestors

25 April 2018

Do you have a criminal ancestor? Police constable or prison officer in the family? Victims or witnesses of crime? See if there’s a black sheep in your family history! Find out more about the history of crime and criminal records. Meet leading experts and uncover the secrets of finding, interpreting and using criminal records at this FREE introductory…

Ripon Workhouse Museum

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