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...


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We reopen all three museums on Saturday 10 February 2018 with an exciting programme of events see more

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At Ripon’s Award-winning Museums

All three museums are now open. Normal opening hours are Workhouse 11am - 4pm, other two 1pm - 4pm Full opening times →


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