Special Projects

Police History Project

The Trust has recently launched a police heritage project funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Collections Fund. Our project partner is the Bradford Police Museum. 

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Workhouse Expansion Project

This is an exciting year for Ripon Museums. We’ve just purchased the main block building of the Workhouse, supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Built in 1854, this building has been used as offices over the last few decades, but we now have the chance to restore this incredible building, resurfacing its forgotten stories and revealing…

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Culture and Connections at Ripon Museums

Culture and Connections is a social project being piloted by Ripon Museum Trust in partnership with the University of York.

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Dementia friendly Museums

Following the success of a pilot programme at the beginning of the year, museums in Ripon and Harrogate are hosting another series of free fun activities for people with dementia, their families and carers.

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Consumption

A contemporary artwork for the former Workhouse Dining Hall explores the inmate experience of food in an 1860's Yorkshire Workhouse. 

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