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Ripon Museums

Visit The Yorkshire Law & Order Museums. Located on three sites within the centre of the city of Ripon, tell the unique story of the Liberty Courthouse, Prison and Victorian Workhouse. 

Together the three museums 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 family ticket for entry into the three museums (Courthouse Museum, Workshouse 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