An exciting new exhibition Ripon Re-Viewed, showcasing a little known collection of photographic images that capture the changing face of the City of Ripon over the past century, will open on 27 July at the Workhouse Museum in Ripon.
The exhibition has been created as part of a wider Ripon Re-Viewed project which has ensured these collections will be preserved for the future and now is creating access to these amazing images through the exhibition, a City trail and a new website. Ripon Re-Viewed is a Ripon Civic Society project, supported by North Yorkshire County Council and has enjoyed financial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The Ripon Re-Viewed exhibition at the Workhouse Museum will feature a selection of images from the collection, exploring aspects of the city’s history such as the Wakeman’s House and everyday lives in the city over the decades. To complement the images, a film of Ripon during World War I will be shown, courtesy of the Yorkshire Film Archive.
The exhibition will be held in the newly opened Main Block of The Workhouse Museum, which has recently been refurbished and opened as part of a project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Workhouse Museum is run by Ripon Museum Trust, who also run the Prison & Police Museum and the Courthouse Museum in Ripon.
The exhibition is open from Friday 27 July until Sunday 2 September and usual admission fees to the museum apply.
Admission for Ripon residents will be free on 28-29 July and 1-2 September. For more information about the Ripon Re-Viewed project, see http://www.riponreviewed.org