Upcoming Events

Exhibition: Rogues & Vagabonds

17 June 2019 - 7 December 2019

Vagrants, tramps, rogues and vagabonds, beggars: the 'houseless poor' have regularly been the target of government legislation and police attention.  Ripon Museum's current exhibition explores vagrancy during the Victorian period within the workhouse, prison and court systems, and examines the realities of homelessness today. Visit all three museums and look out for the logo to trace the…

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Six Weeks of Summer Fun at Ripon Museums

22 July 2019 - 30 August 2019
Weekdays only

Bring your little ones along to Ripon Museums during weekdays of the summer holidays - the days will fly by with a jam-packed schedule full of fun things to do! Activities start at 11am each weekday and end at 4pm. Download our leaflet which shows details of the full activities. Each week's activities are themed and will be…

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Join Maggie Cobbett for an evening talk at Ripon Workhouse Museum, about her book Workhouse Orphans. The book, set at the beginning of the 20th century, follows the story of a 13-year-old orphan in London sent to work in a Yorkshire mining village, leaving his younger brothers and sister behind in the London workhouse.  Ripon Union Workhouse provided inspiration…

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JOHN KIRKPATRICK The Solo Christmas Show “CAROLLING & CRUMPETS” Come along to the hugely popular John Kirkpatrick's concert which presents a revised programme of songs and tunes that reflects his new CD release of seasonal material, Carolling & Crumpets. Magical songs of wassailing, wren-hunting, stirring the fire, and incessant feasting, all come dressed up in a glittering…

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