Uncover Hidden Histories
At Ripon’s Award-winning Museums

Opening Times:

The Prison & Police Museum and The Workhouse Musuem are currently open from 11am to 4pm daily.

The Courthouse Museum is currently open from 1pm to 4pm daily.

During local school holidays all three museums are open from 10am to 4pm daily.

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Exterior of Workhouse
Workhouse Museum & Garden

Hard times, vagrants and the poor law unions

Exterior of the Courthouse museum
Courthouse Museum

Miscreants, magistrates and transportation ...

Prison and police museum building exterior
Prison & Police Museum

Prisoners, peelers and punishment ...

A man with a bindle and a flat cap is given directions
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