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Workhouse Museum, Ripon
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We stumbled upon this quite by accident, but I'm so glad we did. This was a fantastically preserved piece of history detailing the New Poor Law and some of the darker elements of our past. For many of... read more »
we find the workhouse very interesting and very good knowledge. we love anything to do with history and the workhouse tick everything we need to about the era . we will go back
This old workhouse allows a good picture of what life for a Pauper was like in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. Also included is a pleasant garden. As in other museums there are costumes to enh... read more »
With a long stay car park only 2 minuets away its worth a visit. Plenty to see including mock rooms and dress up clothes to try on for children. You can learn a lot and with the helpful reception staff you cant go wrong. You can visit the other 2 museums - Police/Jail house and Courtroom for one price. Don't forget to walk round the garden ! it grows what they used to while the workhouse was open.
Me and my wife had a great day at the museum We plan on going again well worth the money
quite an interesting afternoon. One of the few places in the area where it is possible to see what the workhouse was like. My Grandfather, who was born in 1890 remembers our local one in south Leeds. People that he knew went in. Horrible!
Loved it............kids been there alll week
Fantastic day out
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