Overview & description
Three Great Museums, One Great Day Out!
Our three museums follow a common theme of law and order and are based in the original workhouse, prison and courthouse buildings. These are all within walking distance around Ripon’s city centre.
Ripon Union Workhouse was a place of last resort for people. You can walk in the steps of the Victorian pauper and experience the austere atmosphere with displays of workhouse food, uniforms and the hard labour they had to endure. Regular living history events over the holiday periods let you try Victorian tasks like rag rugging and oakum picking with our costumed guides.
Uncover hidden histories at Ripon’s award winning museums.
We are open to the public between 13th February 2016 and 27th November 2016