Three Museums, one great day out - The three museums of Ripon follow a common theme of law and order and are based in the original workhouse, prison and courthouse buildings. These are all within walking distance around Ripon’s city centre.
The Ripon Workhouse Museum and Gardens are a truthfully recreated representation of life for the least fortunate of 19th century Ripon.
As well the displays in the museum, the Workhouse Kitchen Garden and the Master's Garden have also been carefully recreated to their original state and represent a rare example of a surviving workhouse garden.
In their time the gardens were tended by the inmates, and the produce used to feed them. The Workhouse Kitchen Gardens are now a key part of the museum and lovingly cared for by a team of volunteers, growing heritage varieties of produce which are supplied to local restaurants.
The workhouse museum shows the harsh life which was the only option for its unfortunate inhabitants, the cells in which they slept, the space in which they lived, and where they worked to earn their keep.
Regular living history events over the holiday periods let you try Victorian tasks like rag rugging and oakum picking with our costumed guides.
|2020 - Opening (10 Feb 2020 - 1 Dec 2020)|
* Local school holidays all three museums are open 10am - 4pmDates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change
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