Ripon Museums
North Yorkshire

Three Museums, One great day out! Discover what life was like in the Victorian Workhouse, Prison and Police Museum and Liberty Courthouse. Find out why people ended up here and what happened to them...

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    Soak up the grim atmosphere of the Workhouse Museum which has been carefully maintained in order to give visitors a sense of what life in a Victorian Workhouse could have been.

    Get locked up at the Prison and Police Museum. Sit in a prison cell, hear the door slam shut and imagine the harsh conditions of Victorian prison regimes. Try on prison uniforms, imagine the horror of being set in the pillory, strapped in a restraint chair or hung in chains. Turn the crank, carry out shot drill or work the treadmill.

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

    Pricing Information

    Visit all three museums with our special combined ticket which gives entry to the Workhouse Museum & Garden; Prison & Police Museum and the Courthouse Museum:

    Adult  £15.50
    Concession (over 60; students; Armed Forces Discount; Disabled; Unemployed. Proof may be required) £14.50
    Family & Friends  £31.00 (Includes up to 2 adults and 3 children 6-15yrs)
    Small Family  £21.00 (one adult and one child 6-15yrs)

    Opening Times

    Seasonal please check website


    Workhouse Museum, Sharow View, Allhallowgate, Ripon , HG4 1LE

  • Facilities
    • Accessible by Public Transport
    • Disabled Toilets
    • Guide Dogs Welcome
    Attraction: Facilities
    • Baby Changing Facilities
    • Toilets
    • Picnic Site
    • Shop
    • Cater for Corporate Events
    • Conference Facilities
    • Pre visit Available
    • Cater for Educational Groups
    • Events Venue
    • Risk Assessment Available
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Groups Welcome
    • Single Sex Groups Welcome
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