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

Uncover Hidden Histories
At Ripon’s Award-winning Museums

The Workhouse Museum Main Block will be closed on Thursday 3rd of May due to the local election Full opening times →


I’ve had to drag my kids home, they’ve learned loads & been inspired. We’ll definitely be back for similar events.

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