September 2019

Exhibition: Rogues & Vagabonds

17 June 2019 - 1 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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Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,000 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers. Every year in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – and it’s all FREE. All…


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10% discount to Ripon Museums with a bike helmet!

21 September 2019 - 29 September 2019

The World Cycling Championships are coming to Ripon - and it's a wonderful time to visit our city. What to do in between the races?  It's a great opportunity to explore one or all three of Ripon Museums - The Workhouse Museum & Kitchen Garden, Prison & Police Museum and Courthouse Museum. Cycle to Ripon Museums…

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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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