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An enjoyable and engaging visit!

I honestly enjoyed this museum so much more than I thought I would and it is obvious that those at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
York, United Kingdom
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Short visit

Well worth walking down to the museum, it is about 5 minutes from the Market Square. Lots to see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
londoner in dorset
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The Prison and Police Museum, part of the trio of Ripon Museums, tells the story of Law and Order in Yorkshire over the last 200 years. An impressive historic building is complemented by a staggering collection of Police memorabilia from Ripon and...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
| St Marysgate, Ripon HG4 1LX, England
+44 1765 609799
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 30 January 2017

What a pleasant surprise - this was our first stop of the trilogy(Workhouse and Court Museums to follow). The place was bigger than I thought and it was really well presented with loads of information - would consider bringing the grandchildren next time( a sleepover...More

3  Thank davidwilliambarnes
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Visited during a stay in Ripon looked really interesting but unfortunately was closed until Saturday 13 February 2016. It is a shame that it doesn't open on weekends in January as there was another couple wanting to visit while we were there. We will be...More

1  Thank 2014Jandy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I honestly enjoyed this museum so much more than I thought I would and it is obvious that those at Ripon Museums have worked hard to make the museum as accessible as possible in terms of engagement. I learnt a lot from my day and...More

Thank jempexplorer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth walking down to the museum, it is about 5 minutes from the Market Square. Lots to see and it is very interesting for all ages. If you buy the 3 museum visit ticket it lasts for a year.

Thank ahappytraveller2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting place to visit children loved trying on costumes and especially liked the motorbike well worth visit. Lots of interesting facts and history

Thank trish011526
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Like past reviews what else can be said looks back in time's gone by make a visit you won't be disappointed.

Thank kopite4evermore
Reviewed 28 September 2018

See the Workhouse Museum. This, the Workhouse Museum and the Courthouse Museum in terms of their social history are I believe all linked so I have commented in the Workhouse Museum review.

Thank Robert F B
Reviewed 26 September 2018

An interesting look at the treatment of criminals in years gone by. The displays were interesting demonstrating and well presented with lots of information. Worth a visit

Thank fortyniners2017
Reviewed 26 September 2018

This museum covers policing in this part of Yorkshire plus giving an insight into correctional institutions of days gone by. Fascinating. A combined ticket covers the courthouse and the workhouse. Recommended as some thing different.

1  Thank Wheresmebus
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Interesting little museum with so much in it. To get a full perspective on life in old Ripon, I would advise a combined ticket with the Courthouse and the workhouse.

Thank PeteA57
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

I have wanted to visit the Ripon workhouse museum for a long time and did it last Sunday. Priced reasonably especially if you take the ‘3 museum’ offer. Situated a short walk from Ripon market place, we found it an enthralling experience. Plenty of written...More

Thank jenbrown1948
Reviewed 13 September 2018

There is something for everyone here, and not just another array of Police memorabilia and static prison sets. The reports and stories for all sorts of activities and crime coupled with the original setting make this also unmissable in Ripons itinerary. I could have spent...More

1  Thank Peterspeaks
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