Ripon Prison and Police Museum

Phone

01765 690799

Address

St. Marygate RIPON North Yorkshire HG4 1LX

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Opening hours

Sunday: 13:00 - 16:00 Monday: Open Tuesday: Open Wednesday: Open Thursday: 13:00 - 16:00 Friday: 13:00 - 16:00 Saturday: 13:00 - 16:00

Follow the story of poverty, crime and punishment through the three Ripon Museums.

The Prison & Police Museum is housed in the former Ripon Liberty Prison, which became Ripon Police Station.

Enter the grim prison with whitewashed cells and barred windows. On the ground floor is a history of policing in Yorkshire from the Anglo-Saxons to the formation of professional policing. Tread the stone stairs worn by the feet of prisoners to explore the harsh and cruel punishments handed out to the petty criminal. Sit in a prison cell and hear the door slam, turn the crank, have your fingerprints taken.

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