Ripon Museums

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  • £7.50 for an annual adult ticket to Ripon Museums (38% off)
  • £7 for an annual concession ticket to Ripon Museums (39% off)
  • £16 for an annual family and friends ticket to Ripon Museums (38% off)
  • £11 for an annual small family ticket to Ripon Museums (39% off)

Ripon Museums

Workhouse Museum

The Workhouse Museum is housed within the old Ripon Workhouse, carefully maintained to keep the memory and the detail alive today. Visitors can explore the building and the gardens, catching a glimpse of insight into what life was like for someone in the workhouse. The kitchen garden grows the fruit and vegetables that were typically grown and eaten in the workhouse, while the museum itself is housed within what was once the ‘Male Vagrants’ section of the workhouse, with many original fixtures and artefacts to look at.

Prison and Police Museum

In this museum, the history of policing is displayed through collections of uniforms, artefacts and anecdotes, which give an insight into how the profession has progressed and developed throughout history. The experience of visiting the museum is immersive, with staff dressed in period dress and incarcerated ‘prisoners’ populating the cells. Guests can experience life in a Victorian prison cell, watch some audiovisual displays and look at the old police uniforms that are on display.

Courthouse Museum

The Courthouse Museum was a working courthouse until 1998, and visitors now can explore the old Jury Room, the Justices’ Retiring Room and the Court Room. Here, visitors can learn about the justice system and how it has developed through the ages, and where the traditions come from. The Court Room is adorned in the style of what it would have looked like in the 19th century, embracing the rich history of the criminal justice system.

The Fine Print


Expires 22 Jul 2016. Limit 8 per person, may buy 8 additional as gifts. No booking required. Groupon voucher must be presented on arrival and will be exchanged for a Ripon Museums annual ticket. No cancellation policy. No age restriction. Valid only for option purchased. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. Annual ticket permits 12 months access with unlimited return visits to all 3 museums. The Prison museum and the workhouse have full disabled access. The courthouse museum has limited disabled access, please call in advance for any further info. Children classified as aged 6–15 years. Under 6s go free. Concession classified as anyone who is 60 years and upwards or a student (must be able to provide valid student ID). Family and friends ticket valid for up to 2 adults and up to 3 children. The small family ticket is for 1 adult and 1 child. Each museum open daily. Out of school holidays the museums are open as follows: Workhouse Museum 11am-4pm; Prison & Police Museum 1pm-4pm; Courthouse Museum 1pm-4pm. For any questions about opening times please call: 01765 690799 or email info@riponmuseums.co.uk. Note all museums are close by to each other and can all be accessed on foot. Verified using our merchant’s website on 26 Apr 2016.

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