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Wanted to visit for ages

I have wanted to visit the Ripon workhouse museum for a long time and did it last Sunday. Priced... read more

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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Another good reason for investing in the Museums Pass!

There is something for everyone here, and not just another array of Police memorabilia and static... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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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
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Reviewed today 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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another brilliant museum. The police station was full of facts, uniforms, equipment, cells and even a motorbike. It is on 2 levels but there is a lift provided. Each cell was full of displays from who they caught, how they caught them, what their equipment...More

Thank Shirlee K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place certainly opens your eyes as to what when on in days gone by.Very Informative and a great chat on the welcome team.Visited as part of a 3 location museum tour in Ripon.

Thank PaulLeatherbarrow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited as part of the 3 for 1 combined museums ticket. Very small but stuffed with interest. Certainly got the impression that it would have been ghastly to be kept in the tiny cells. Great display of handcuffs/uniforms etc. Could spend a longer time but...More

Thank lmorgan2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small but very interesting. Went with my 13 yr old son who enjoyed doing the quiz, which made him read stuff, that he even said was, " actually interesting!" Great lady on the till who made is feel very welcome! Combined the visit with the...More

Thank Mindhowyougonow
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

We bought a combined ticket and had a really enjoyable morning visiting all three museums. Great value for money. Personally this one was the one I found least interesting but there were some interesting bits there

Thank Jan W
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Having bought a combined ticket, we decided to get our money's worth and visit this museum. A journey through time tracing the rise of the modern police force of today. Really informative, kept your interest all the way round. Well worth a visit. The combined...More

1  Thank Ken H
Reviewed 29 July 2018

I have done quite a lot of prison tours in the UK and abroad, including KGB prisons. This was on a much smaller scale but for the size of the place it was very informative. I did the audio tour. When I went there were...More

1  Thank Samantha S
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

There is a lot to see here. It is interesting with lots of artefacts which tell the story of policing and prison well. I personally felt it was quite expensive and feel that £4 would be fairer than £6.50. I also would’ve liked to have...More

Thank Seb O
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