Upcoming Events

‘Stolen Things’ at The Courthouse Museum

9 February 2019 - 31 May 2019

Stolen Things installed, excerpt, 2019 from Paul Rooney on Vimeo. Stolen Things focuses on the 'voice' of 14 year's old Ann Lupton, a former defendant accused of shoplifting in 1853. The artwork's spoken and sung words and sounds are created using a variety of courses including the childhood memories of Ripon Museum volunteers, the chords of the Taylor Swift song…

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Half-term family fun - it’s toadally toadastic!

27 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
Weekdays 11am - 4pm

Granny's Gruesome Cures... Poultices, Pustules & Poppycock! Monday 27th - Friday 31st May.   Join us at the Workhouse Museum for hands-on fun finding out about Victorian cures.  Make poultices and lozenges and bake invalid biscuits! It'll be toadally toadastic!!

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North Yorkshire Open Studios Trail

1 June 2019
1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th June

Ripon designer Monica Gabb will be opening her studio 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th June in the Workhouse Museum. This will be part of the official North Yorkshire Open Studios artist trail where 100 artists invite the public into their studio to view the processes, meet the artist and purchase original art work. Monica has had her studio at…

Ripon Workhouse Museum

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Rogues and 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 summer exhibition explores vagrancy during the Victorian period within the workhouse, prison and court systems, and examines the realities of homelessness today. Entry to this exhibition is included within usual admission prices.

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Help us to make a community mosaic for the Workhouse Garden.  We're creating a space for reflection and contemplation in the garden and we need your help to create a mosaic on the theme of 'home'.  Drop-in and add to our mosaic.

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The world’s first cycling theatre company, The HandleBards, pedal from venue to venue with all the set, props and costume necessary to perform environmentally sustainable Shakespeare across the globe. Join their all-female troupe at the Workhouse Museum for a bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s ’The Tempest’ like no other. In usual HandleBards style, expect riotous…

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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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