September 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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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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Free Heritage Open Days -Paupers and the Prosperous at the Workhouse Garden

12 September 2015
Saturday 12th September from 11am - 3pm

Join us for our specialist subject for the Heritage Open Day Weekend -  Paupers and the Prosperous at the Workhouse Garden Meet our Workhouse Garden team and our curators to explore the differences between the winners and losers of Victorian society.   Tour the restored 1890s workhouse kitchen garden to find out what both sides ate in an age…


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