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Workhouse Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 - 16:00
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What an eye opener

A very well spent two hours and it was a real education. Very informative and very easy to... read more

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Rich H
Derby, United Kingdom
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Interesting visit

We bought the pass for the whole year seems better value, can even use at all museums in Ripon... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Ripon Museums host the trio of the Workhouse Museum, The Prison & Police Museums and Ripon's Courthouse Museum. These museums interpret the history of Law and order and Social Justice through the 18th Century and beyond in Ripon and Yorkshire...more
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The Workhouse Museum Allhallowgate, Ripon HG4 1LE, England
+44 1765 690799
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A very well spent two hours and it was a real education. Very informative and very easy to understand the media surrounding each exhibit.

Thank Rich H
Reviewed 2 days ago

We bought the pass for the whole year seems better value, can even use at all museums in Ripon, was hoping to see the ghost!! lol

Thank BenjaminW1428
Reviewed 3 days ago

We bought a ticket to visit the Workhouse, Court and Police museums and this was by far the most informative and interesting. We spent a long time here in the cold sparse rooms which really gave you an feeling of what it was to live...More

Thank Kimberley28
Reviewed 1 week ago

My mom and I had both read the book, "Shadows of the workhouse" by Jennifer Worth. We thus really wanted to visit this museum as it is the best-preserved Workhouse in the UK. It is a haunting place that brings alive the horrors of what...More

Thank Bronwen L
Linda F, Public Relations Manager at Workhouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review. It is quite an experience visiting the Workhouse - and it certainly does affect people. We are pleased that you found your visit informative.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We purchased the triple "All Museums Ticket" at the Workhouse Museum for £12.50 for a slight discount for visiting all three museums (Police and Court as well) - a good deal and the museums are all within 2/3 minutes of each other. In our case...More

Thank Ray S
Linda F, Public Relations Manager at Workhouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review - it is interesting to find out how visitors view our museums. We have a programme of exhibitions and events throughout the year so there should be many reasons for you to use your annual ticket to visit again and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the workhouse museum on a weekday and only saw a few other visitors there. We really enjoyed wondering through the various rooms, and the accompanying audio guide online was really worth accessing. It's very thought provoking without being too heavy going. Make sure...More

Thank roisincb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for somewhere to visit on a Sunday in Ripon and this came up. Very interesting view of the past. Friendly and helpful staff. The museum have recently acquired the main building and are starting to utilise that. It will be a good addition to...More

Thank K7310
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I will review not only this museum but also the Courthouse Museum and the Prison and Police Museum as in their own way they depict how life used to be and how from a social history pespective it can be compared and contrasted with life...More

Thank Robert F B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found the Workhouse Museum quite thought provoking. It is well set out in a way that allows visitors to enter into what it must have been like to be compelled to enter a workhouse.

Thank fortyniners2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having had ancestors in various parts of the country at one time or other, residing in workhouses, it was a real eye-opener to find out about conditions inside one of these establishments. The staff were very chatty and informative about the whole process. A word...More

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Mo S
27 January 2016|
Response from KOMall | Property representative |
Hello Mo - sorry for the delay in answering - we'd not had a prompt you had messaged us. The combined entry ticket for all 3 museums - valid for 12 months is £12 per adult, £26 for a family (2 adults and up to 3 children... More
28 July 2015|
Response from KOMall | Property representative |
Hello I'my sorry only assistance dogs are allow in the museums Thank you for you question and I hope you visit us soon! Katy Admin and marketing assistant