May 2019

‘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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Come along and see the Secrets in the Cellar exhibition at the Prison & Police Museum, 4th March - 12th May.   Deep underground below Ripon Town Hall, Ripon Museum staff and volunteers work to catalogue, pack and research the museum's objects and stories. Secrets in the Cellar reveals what happens behind the scenes at the museum…

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Son of Town Hall

3 May 2019

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT! Ripon Museum Trust is pleased to introduce Son of Town Hall  -  "It’s part balladry, part performance art, and totally cool. … Think Simon & Garfunkel lost at sea, and you get a sense of the mythic world at play here." - Philadelphia Inquirer “Sensational!” -…

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Do you have criminals, victims of crime, workhouse inmates, or vagrants in your family tree?  As part of Local History Month, join Ripon Museums, the North Yorkshire County Record Office and Our Criminal Past to discover how to trace workhouse or criminal stories in your family history. With experts Peter Higginbotham – Workhouse records; Heather Shore (Leeds…

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Was that a movement in the shadows? Did you hear chains clanking in the corridor? Don't let the flickering light play tricks on you as you experience Ripon Liberty Prison by candlelight.  Part of the Museums at Night, this event is aimed at adults.  Please note that the tour will be conducted by candlelight and floors…

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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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