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Workhouse Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Very impressed

During an overnight stay in Ripon we decided to visit this museum - we actually ended up paying for... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Gemma P
London, United Kingdom
A Sobering Look at the Past

The Workhouse Museum offers a sobering glimpse of how vagrants and the indigents were once cared... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Ripon Museums host the trio of the Workhouse Museum, The Prison & Police Museums and Ripon's Courthouse Museum. These museums interpret the history of Law and order and Social Justice through the 18th Century and beyond in Ripon and Yorkshire...more
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The Workhouse Museum Allhallowgate, Ripon HG4 1LE, England
+44 1765 690799
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Reviewed yesterday

During an overnight stay in Ripon we decided to visit this museum - we actually ended up paying for the combined ticket (which included admission for 3 local museums including this one) which is valid for up to a year. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit...More

Thank Gemma P
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Workhouse Museum offers a sobering glimpse of how vagrants and the indigents were once cared for - and shows how such care has, thankfully, evolved. We found the experience very sobering as it gave us a valuable perspective on an aspect of British history...More

Thank treborz1
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our second visit.New sights thanks to more funding show dining room and school room.Great info and photographs of how the workhouse was run in 1800 and 1900's.Great opportunity for kids (and adults !) to dress up in workhouse uniform.Great to talk to volunteers there who...More

Thank jessikalondon
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum offers a real and humbling experience if you let yourself absorb the ambience. What appears to be a simple look into another part of our history is developed and expanded by the explanations and exhibits to take in the whole country. I found...More

Thank Peterspeaks
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderful play to go and visit as there has been alot of work put into it and it looks and feels real. The staff are like part of the furniture and so full of knowledge about the place, it was a real...More

Thank Shirlee K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent place to wander and learn ! My husband and I visited and both thought it was one of the best museums we have been to in a long while . Very informative staff, interactive for children, and I m certainly glad we don...More

Thank michael19502014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is such an eye opener, really interesting. We made the mistake of going a bit late and by the time we got to the main building it was already 4pm and it was shut. The very kind member of staff opened up for us...More

Thank Crossie46
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly lady on reception - bought the 3 museums ticket giving entry to this one, the prison and police museum, and the courthouse one , as many times as you like for 1 year. The Workhouse was interesting as were the displays and signs,...More

Thank lmorgan2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited with our 9 year old and enjoyed looking around, spotting clues and some crafts at the end. We had lunch in the cafe which was basic but tasty.

Thank Kathryn R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff here were excellent. So welcoming and helpful. Most of the museum is the part the vagabonds went to rather than the main work house though still interesting. My son, age 13, made bread and found the audio tour( need a smart phone) interesting....More

Thank Mindhowyougonow
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Mo S
27 January 2016|
Response from KOMall | Property representative |
Hello Mo - sorry for the delay in answering - we'd not had a prompt you had messaged us. The combined entry ticket for all 3 museums - valid for 12 months is £12 per adult, £26 for a family (2 adults and up to 3 children... More
28 July 2015|
Response from KOMall | Property representative |
Hello I'my sorry only assistance dogs are allow in the museums Thank you for you question and I hope you visit us soon! Katy Admin and marketing assistant