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Workhouse Museum

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Great day out for kids who like history

My kid chose to visit here as part of a trip to Harrogate. We bought the 12 month family pass which... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
Mollymod1
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Great way for children to learn about the past

We visited on the recommendation of friends. We are a family of four with children aged 7 and 10... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
881dawnt
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Guisborough, United Kingdom
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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
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

My kid chose to visit here as part of a trip to Harrogate. We bought the 12 month family pass which entitles you to unlimited visits to the courthouse museum and gaol, as well as the workhouse. It was £29 for a family of up...More

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Katy O, Learning Officer at Workhouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Dear Molly, Thank you for your review, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit to the Workhouse Museum. We look forward to welcoming you again to all 3 museums, during the summer holidays every Monday - Friday from the 23rd July through to the 31st...More

Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

We visited on the recommendation of friends. We are a family of four with children aged 7 and 10. Even though there is plenty of reading there is also a lot to keep the children entertained and involved. We visited all 3 museums and found...More

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Katy O, Learning Officer at Workhouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Dear Dawn, Thank you for your lovely review of your visit to the museums. I hope we can welcome you back over the summer months - during the holiday's we will have all sorts of family activities running Monday - Friday from 23rd July through...More

Reviewed 29 April 2018

First time in Ripon and the rain came down so decided to visit the Workhouse . We arrived as the opened and met a volunteer in period costume who told us all about the old Workhouse. The areas that have been restored are very good...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Been interested in social history for a long time and to walk through it was very moving at times. Well laid out with good mixture of general and local information. Hope they manage to 'restore' more back to how it was now they have most...More

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Katy O, Learning Officer at Workhouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Hello - thank you for taking the time to review our museum. We hope we can welcome you back again soon! Regards Katy

Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Bought a ticket for all three and spent some time in each leaving workhouse to last. The person on reception was extremely friendly and spent some time with us explaining what was on offer. There is a lot to see here and take on but...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We paid to go to the 3 museums, the workhouse, the police gaol and the courthouse. Very interesting and took 2 hours for them all with 11, 9 and 6 year old. We thought it was good value at £29 for 5 of us and...More

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Katy O, Learning Officer at Workhouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Dear 'Yorks171' Thank you for your review - we're glad you had a good visit and hope we can welcome you back in the future - more 'CSI activities for families next week, and new activities will be run in the half term holidays and...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Interesting to see the conditions people had to endure back in the day which really wasn't that long ago .couldn't make my mind up on whether they where better off in the work house or on the streets.not a lot of choice between them .but...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is such a fascinating museum to visit and tells the story through interaction and description of how the workhouse would have operated and who would have occupied, I was amazed at those who would have stayed here and their backgrounds. the cell area is...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

The all inclusive ticket for all three museums is an absolute ripoff! There is very little to see in all three of them. The Workhouse Museum is marginally better than the other two. These are small, unexciting museums and that would be fine if you...More

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Katy O, Learning Officer at Workhouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Dear Josephine - we are sorry you are unhappy with your experience with the museums, we have sent a private message to you to continue our response. With regards Katy

Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We had a great day at The Workhouse Museum, there's lots to learn, and lots to do. It's really fascinating; we had no idea what people who fell on hard times had to endure in these places. Lots of activities to join in...baking, colouring, hat...More

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Mo S
27 January 2016|
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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
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dl542
28 July 2015|
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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
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