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...

Ripon Museum Trust are currently recruiting for a new Trustee.

All three museums will be open 10am - 4pm week commencing Saturday 23rd February until Friday 1st March inclusive.

Family Fun Activities at the Workhouse Museum 25th February - 1st March - 'Laundry Maids & Boot Black Boys'

Uncover Hidden Histories
At Ripon’s Award-winning Museums

All three museums open 10am - 4pm February half term - Sat 23rd February until Fri 1st March Full opening times →


The kids (5yrs & 2yrs) thought it was interactive which allowed the parents to read!

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