Special Projects

Police History Project

The Trust  launched a police heritage project in spring 2017 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

Our Museum Mondays Dementia friendly programme is continuing into the Spring.

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Ripon Workhouse Museum celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the NHS

The Ripon Workhouse Museum has many associations with the NHS, as we have discovered in the run up to its 70th Anniversary. We have discovered that many of the volunteers at Ripon Museums were nurses or doctors, and some of their memories have been compiled so this special anniversary can be celebrated.

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