Welcome to The Yorkshire Law & Order Museums. Our three sites within the centre of the city of Ripon, tell the unique story of the Liberty Courthouse, Prison and Victorian Workhouse. Find out about the people who ended up here and what happened to them next...


We've had a wonderful 2018 season and would like to thank the very many visitors who came to see us.  We will be closed from Monday 3rd December, re-opening Saturday 9th February, using this time to prepare for an exciting and informative series of events and exhibitions for all to enjoy.

Come and see The Muppet Christmas Carol at the Workhouse Museum!  Find out more...

Uncover Hidden Histories
At Ripon’s Award-winning Museums

We are closed for winter, re-opening on Saturday 9th Feb with new events and exhibitions Full opening times →


I really liked that everyone was very nice and friendly and let you join in. It was all very interesting and I would love to come again.

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