Uncover Hidden Histories
At Ripon’s Award-winning Museums

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The museums are closed for the winter and reopen on Saturday 14 Feb 2015. Please contact us about group / education visits in the closed season.

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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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Children in workshop
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Learn about law & order history

Hand chisseling wood as part of a workshop

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A well-researched and fascinating place. Very impressed. Great for all ages.

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