Key Stage 3

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Come to Ripon Museums for high-quality learning experience which stimulates pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence and develop judgement.  We are lucky to have three museums in our group, all important Victorian institutions - a Workhouse, a Prison and Police Station and a Courthouse, all in their original buildings.  Our workshops make the most of this atmospheric environment with dramatic role-play and hands-on activities.

Our KS3 offer is laid out below. For a fuller explanation of what we do, please download our KS3 offer pdf.

For information on Ripon Museums' Disability Access, follow this link.

1. CRIME & PUNISHMENT DAY (2 museums - Courthouse and Prison & Police)

-  Students take part in a trial at the Courthouse

-  Lunch at the Workhouse

-  Prison & Police Museum: Sinkler Brothers role-play

-  Early policing, poaching and transportation - Doing' Time - Punishment Tour

Optional 3rd session at the Workhouse Museum:

-  Murder at the Workhouse - Victorian CSI

An enquiry led session following clues in newspaper reports and using new detection techniques.

2. VICTORIAN WORKHOUSE DAY/DICKENS* WORKHOUSE DAY

-  Stern introduction from Matron

-  Guardians' role-play

-  Hands-on Laundry/Chores session

-  Lunch - indoor space provided

-  Gender segregated Victorian Schoolroom

-  Gender appropriate tasks - girls rag-rugging, boys garden chores

*We can tailor our Dickens Day to the books you are studying with references and specific role-plays and bringing in other museums. Contact Carrie Philip or Katy O'Malley.

3. RICH & POOR DAY

-  Students take part in a trial at the Courthouse

-  Prison & Police Museum: Sinkler Brothers role-play

-  Early policing, poaching and transportation - Doing' Time - Punishment Tour

-  Lunch at the Workhouse

-  Stern introduction from Matron

-  Guardians' role-play

-  Hands-on Laundry/Chores session

To book, contact:

Carrie Philip
Learning Manager
Ripon Museums
The Workhouse, Allhallowgate
Ripon, HG4 1LE
T: 01765 690799
[email protected] or

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The most organised, efficient and successful school trip I have been on in my career.

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Super. It allowed the girls to understand what the Workhouse meant for Victorians and relate it to Scrooge's views.

Queen Mary's School
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Drama on the poacher brothers was very good. Useful to see the severity of punishment. The displays are excellent.

Queen Mary's School