About us

Ripon Museum Trust (Charity No.1141462. Company Ltd by Guarantee registered in England and Wales No. 7465640) was formed in 1983 by a small group of volunteers and now, substantially larger, we would describe ourselves as a medium-sized voluntary organisation with full-time support from a small core of paid staff.

We currently have around 140 volunteers between 8 and 90 years (including the board of Trustees) and they fulfill a variety of roles which range from helping with education visits to gardening, cataloguing the collections to keeping our accounts, repairing brickwork to researching the stories behind the buildings.

In short, Ripon Museum Trust would be unable to exist, function and progress without volunteers.

We charge an entrance fee to the three museums and every penny goes towards the upkeep and running of the buildings and garden.

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