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Ripon Museums

Visit The Yorkshire Law & Order Museums. Located on three sites within the centre of the city of Ripon, They tell a sorry and interwoven story of Law and Order in times past. Malefactors would be incarcerated at the Prison or Police Station before being taken to the Courthouse for trial. If a custodial sentence or transportation were imposed a family might be deprived of its breadwinner, perhaps leading to its remaining members being forced to seek the 'relief' of the Workhouse.

STAY PLAY EXPLORE OFFER:  In exhange for a Stay Play Explore ticket you will be handed a ticket for 2 adults for entry into the three museums (Courthouse Museum, Workhouse Museum & Garden, Prison & Police Museum.

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Opening times:  All three museums are open 7 days a week.

The Workhouse Museum is open 11am - 4pm, 10am - 4pm during local school holidays and 10am - 5pm during local Summer school holidays.


The Prison & Police Museum and the Courthouse Museum are open 1pm - 4pm, 10am - 4pm during local school holidays.

Address: The museums are located centrally in Ripon

For information about the Ripon Museums and accessibility information see the website www.riponmuseums.co.uk