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08 July 2020

The doors to walk in the footsteps of past generations ARE OPEN!

We are delighted to be able to welcome visitors back to Ripon Museums.

The Workhouse Museum & Garden and the Prison & Police Museum will both open on Wednesday 15th July. It is planned to reopen the Courthouse Museum on 1st August.

Helen Thornton, Director of Ripon Museum Trust said "I am so excited to be able to offer a warm welcome to visitors once again. The whole team here has worked extremely hard to get ready to provide an enjoyable and safe museum experience. I hope you will be inspired by the fascinating history we have at Ripon Museums and you will have fun with your family exploring our beautiful gardens and discovering the amazing stories within our walls". 

All our museums will open 6 days a week (closed on Mondays to give us chance for a deep clean).

The safety of our visitors, our volunteers and our staff is very important to us.

We’d like to reassure you that we are introducing additional cleaning and hygiene measures on our three sites and social distancing markers are in place to help visitors keep a safe distance apart. Read our Essential Information here.

So that we can manage numbers and ensure social distancing, visitors will need to pre-book timed ticket slots online. 

You can enjoy a cup of Rijo coffee in the Workhouse Museum and can bring along a picnic to enjoy in our grounds. Gift shops are available in the museums and we ask that visitors use contactless payments wherever possible.

The Inside-Out Museum Tour will operate until 11th July, so that our visitors have a chance to explore our beautiful grounds until the museums are fully reopen.

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