Ripon Workhouse & Garden Museum

Phone

01765 690799

Address

75 Allhallowgate Ripon North Yorkshire HG4 1LE

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Opening hours

Sunday: 11:00 - 16:00 Monday: 11:00 - 16:00 Tuesday: 11:00 - 16:00 Wednesday: 11:00 - 16:00 Thursday: 11:00 - 16:00 Friday: 11:00 - 16:00 Saturday: 11:00 - 16:00

Follow the story of poverty, crime and punishment through our three museums. Desperation often led the poor to a life of petty crime, and the punishments were cruel and severe. Discover what life was like in the workhouse, prison and courthouse. Find out why people ended up here and what happened to them.

Experience the Victorian Workhouse starting at the original gatehouse building, with the Guardians' Room, inmates' bathing area, Vagrants' Cells and the Receiving Ward. See the contrast between the Master & Matron's quarters and the Victorian kitchen, scullery, dining room and school room. Wander round the restored kitchen garden, cultivating heritage crops using methods the inmates once used.


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