Welcome Back!

We are delighted to be able to welcome visitors back to Ripon Museums.

All three of our museums, the Workhouse Museum & Garden, the Prison & Police Museum and the Courthouse Museum are now open.

We are also delighted to have received our accreditation from VisitEngland.  This recognizes that we are following government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing

Helen Thornton, Director of Ripon Museum Trust said "I am so excited to be able to offer a warm welcome to visitors once again. The whole team here has worked extremely hard to get ready to provide an enjoyable and safe museum experience, Read more...

We are delighted to be able to welcome visitors back to our museums  Read more...

Follow the story of poverty, crime & punishment

Visit all three museums to walk in the footsteps of past generations Full opening times →


I’ve had to drag my kids home, they’ve learned loads & been inspired. We’ll definitely be back for similar events.

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