August 2015

Cop Cars

20 July 2015 - 30 November 2015

An exhibition of model police cars and Copperton model village. Opens July 20th. Normal Admission Charges. The exhibtion consists of an extensive collection of model police cars, ranging from a Model T Ford up to a BMW 5 Series. The collection was originally amassed by David Hirst who joined Leeds City Police in 1969. He retired in 1993 as a result…

Prison & Police Museum

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Seven Weeks of Summer Fun

20 July 2015 - 4 September 2015

Seven weeks of summer fun for each week of the school summer holidays. We are hosting across all three museums a programme of family themed activities every weekday through the summer holidays. Do you want to learn more about the food at the Workhouse, and try making bread? Do you want to experience being a judge and sentence…

Workhouse, Prison & Police and Courthouse Museums on different weeks

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SUMMER ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK!!

3 August 2015 - 7 August 2015

Summer Fun Week 3 - Off With Their Heads! The schools have broken up and the family fun activities ars continuing at the Ripon Musuems. This week is being hosted by the Courthouse. The 'Queen of Hearts' is taking over the court room and will be grilling defendants to their crimes!  Families are welcome to dress up…

Courthouse Museum

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SUMMER ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK!!

10 August 2015 - 14 August 2015

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Summer Fun Week 4 - Crime and Punishment! The schools have broken up and the family fun activities ars continuing at the Ripon Musuems. This week is being hosted by the Prison and Police Museum, Last week at the Courthouse our judges sentenced defendants to their punishments - this week explore what those punishments can be! …

Prison and Police Museum

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Escapology Attempt

15 August 2015

UK Escape Artist Riley will attempt to escape from Cell No.1 at Ripon Prison & Police Museum. Back in 1983 UK Escape Artist David De-Val managed to escape from this very cell in 11 minutes, having worked out Houdini's methods. Rebecca Taylor, daughter of the late David De-Val, has put up a challenge to "Riley", a lifelong friend of her father,…

Prison and Police Museum

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SUMMER ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK!!

17 August 2015 - 21 August 2015

Summer Fun Week 5 - Herbology The schools have broken up and the family fun activities ars continuing at the Ripon Musuems. This week is being hosted by the Workhouse Garden (if the weather cooperates!) spot the herbs growing in the garden used for remedies in the Victorian era. Find out about what remedies and cures were used…

Workhouse Museum Garden

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SUMMER ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK!!

24 August 2015 - 28 August 2015

Summer Fun Week 6 - Punch & Judy The schools have broken up and the family fun activities ars continuing at the Ripon Musuems. This week is being hosted by the Workhouse Museum. Join us for the traditional play of the naughty Mr Punch!  We will be giving you the chance to poerform with our Punch and Judy…

Workhouse Museum

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SUMMER ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK!!

31 August 2015 - 4 September 2015

Summer Fun Week 7 - Workhouse Work! One last week of the holidays before the school start and we are running our final week of activities at the Workhouse Museum! This week is all about what happened to Workhouse Children when they left the Workhouse. In Ripon, children of the Workhouse often went on to work for local farmers - we'…

Workhouse Museum

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