Just passing through

If you only have time to see one museum, make sure you don’t miss out!

The Workhouse Museum & Garden is one of the country’s best examples of a Victorian Workhouse. Smell the carbolic soap as you discover the reality of a pauper’s fate. Visit our fully restored kitchen garden and enjoy the beds of authentic Victorian varieties of  fruit, vegetables and herbs that would have been grown here by inmates in 1890.

See our extensive collection of historical police objects at the Prison & Police Museum including our extensive collection of restraints, truncheons and medals. Plenty of dressing up to do for children and even a modern motorcycle to sit on!

Discover what being the Liberty of Ripon meant at the Courthouse Museum and learn about what happened in a Courtroom in the 1800s. Experience standing in the dock and waiting for your sentence!

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