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Ripon Museums

Visit The Yorkshire Law & Order Museums. Located on three sites within the centre of the city of Ripon, the museums 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.


Ripon Museums

In exhange for a StayPlayExplore ticket you will be handed a family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children for entry into the three museums (Courthouse Museum, Workhouse Museum & Garden, Prison & Police Museum (1 additional child can be booked and paid for at time of booking).

Timeslots to visit must be booked in advance and StayPlayExplore customers should use the 'Prepaid' ticket option when booking.

Address: The museums are located centrally in Ripon

For information about the Ripon Museums and accessibility information see the website