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Workhouse Museum

The Workhouse Museum Allhallowgate, Ripon HG4 1LE, England
+44 1765 690799
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Amazing historical find

What a surprise to find such an interesting museum in Ripon. Very informative, and the audio guide... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Anderson Clinic W
via mobile
Ripon Races weekend

Just popped in for a drink at lunchtime then saw the menu Decided on Yorkshire Pudding wraps What a... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Janey R
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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. Discover how the poor were treated, what the inmates ate and the hard labour that the paupers and vagrants undertook during their stay at the Workhouse. Become a school pupil in a Victorian classroom See the Collection of Police memorabilia and Victorian punishments in the old Liberty Prison. The Courthouse museum is a fine example of a Georgian building with costumes and props associated with the Victorian legal profession. Family activities during holidays are a great way for the children to be engaged with the history of the buildings and the stories of the past. Suitable for school visits with a comprehensive learning programme offered to teachers, lecturers and adult group leaders alike. Annual passes available for repeat visits too!
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“combined ticket” (18 reviews)
“hard life” (6 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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The Workhouse Museum Allhallowgate, Ripon HG4 1LE, England
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+44 1765 690799
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

What a surprise to find such an interesting museum in Ripon. Very informative, and the audio guide, available via your phone was really great. We need to make the most of these places in Britain. Please visit.

Thank Anderson Clinic W
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Just popped in for a drink at lunchtime then saw the menu Decided on Yorkshire Pudding wraps What a find And something so traditional is so new and different

1  Thank Janey R
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

We visited with our three grandsons (aged between 9 and 13) and there was enough to keep them actively engaged throughout the visit. A treasure hunt sheet helped them to focus on more details. It has been organised very well, with the right balance of...More

Thank Carole S
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Wow, I thought we might spend an hour here, two and a half hours later I was still fascinated. This is not a large museum but it is full of information and is very sympathetically curated. I learnt so much that afternoon and it was...More

2  Thank JeanChippenham
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

This museum was exteremly interesting and a bit of an eye opener, as we didn't realise we still had the workhouse in England until the late 1940's. Considering it is run by volunteers it is extremly professionally presented. Well done!

1  Thank AmerigoVerspucci
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

A well organised and well kept museum staffed by friendly and informative volunteers. You can spend a couple of hours here easily and not be bored in any way.Lots of different aspects to see.

1  Thank susie101
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

We visited the workhouse museum following a TV feature and it was a very worthwhile experience. The guide made us very welcome and explained that a '3 in 1' ticket covered entrances to 3 interrelated museums . The first was the workhouse , the second...More

1  Thank Michael F
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

My grandson is very interested in history.So I bought the combined ticket,witch is for £18 a very good deal and absolutely worth it.We enjoyed all 3 museums.You can use your mobile phone as an audio.We started at the workhouse museum.very interesting,than the police and last...More

1  Thank Wouter V
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Excellent museum, so much bigger than I was expecting. Bought the combined ticket for the three Ripon museums - workhouse, courtroom and old police station. Excellent value. The workhouse was my favourite. Seen it on the TV show Most Haunted and really wanted to visit....More

1  Thank MrsE1
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Interesting glimpse into the lives of people living in the old workhouses. Lots to see and read, with interesting displays. The 'cells' were particularly disturbing. Makes you think.

1  Thank smb1607
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Mo S
27 January 2016|
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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
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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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