Our adult and group tours can take in one, two or all three museums. They can include a rag-rugging at the Workhouse Museum, an object handling session at Prison & Police or Workhouse Museums, or you take part in a mock trial with scripts and costumes at the Courthouse Museum.

Our knowledgeable and entertaining guides will take you on a tour of the museums, telling the story of the buildings themselves as well as what went on inside.

We can provide teas and coffees with biscuits, scones or cakes or a buffet lunch for your group.


“All three museums in Ripon have been excellent. A suitable level of involvement for young and old alike - fantastic interpretation and display of history. And helpful volunteers. National Trust could learn a thing or two!”

Faye, a ‘lecturer in history and heritage management’

From our visitor book Aug 2012