October 2019

Exhibition: Rogues & Vagabonds

17 June 2019 - 7 December 2019

Vagrants, tramps, rogues and vagabonds, beggars: the 'houseless poor' have regularly been the target of government legislation and police attention.  Ripon Museum's current exhibition explores vagrancy during the Victorian period within the workhouse, prison and court systems, and examines the realities of homelessness today. Visit all three museums and look out for the logo to trace the…

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Dare you visit Ripon Museums at night? Meet at the Cabman’s Shelter, Ripon Market Place at 7.15 and you will be taken to the Courthouse Museum for an evening trial, admitted to the cells at the Prison & Police Museum and finally sent on a trip down the corridor of terror at the Workhouse Museum. No…

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Family Activities October Half-term

28 October 2019 - 1 November 2019

Join us for some hands-on family activities during All Hallow's Eve week at Ripon Workhouse Museum. Daily activities run from Monday 28th October - Friday 1st November from 12 noon to 3pm. Baking Soul Cakes (last bake 2.30pm) Ripon Witch Trail Creepy Crafts Monster Ball Party (click for details) Halloween Ghost Walk (click for details) Family activities are included in…

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Ripon Workhouse Museum will open its doors to visitors over the Christmas period for the first time. It's a great opportunity to bring all the family along for a visit over the festive period. Open 11am-3pm on 26th, 27th and 28th December. SECRET CINEMA  27th December 2019 2pm Bring all the family along to Ripon Workhouse' Secret Cinema…

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Monster Ball Party

31 October 2019

Monster Ball Party 5.30pm-6.30pm  Thursday 31st October Bring your little monsters to the Workhouse on All Hallow's Eve for some spooky fun.   All witches, ghost, vampires and monsters welcome. Tickets £2 per person.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Book Now

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Ripon Ghost Walk Poster

Explore the darker side of the historic city of Ripon on this ghost walk, hearing tales of ghouls and ghostly goings on around every corner! Meet by the 4 phone boxes on Ripon Market Square, Ripon. 7.15pm £3 adults £1 under 16s. Ripon Ghost Walks run throughout the year.

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