Workhouse Museum, Ripon

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  • Visited with friends and family. Staff were fantastic and explained in detail about things to us and the children, even letting the little ones touch and have a go at things. Really enjoyed the time w...  more »
  • Really interesting and informative afternoon spent looking around the Workhouse Museum. Well worth a visit by people of all ages. Shows how the less fortunate ones were cared for in times gone by. Wil...  more »
  • Thoughtfully put-together museum that allows you to step into the place of a poorer member of society in the past. The volunteer at the desk was knowledgeable and friendly (I noticed the team had won ...  more »
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  • There are three museums workhouse police and prison and courthouse. They are brilliant museums and all well worth a visit. Very family orientated and lots of activities in holidays for children.
  • Very interesting and informative museum. Friendly and helpful staff that couldn't do enough to answer our questions and share additional info. There were areas under construction while we were there as they are a newly opened attraction and still expanding. There is lots to look at and read but I wish there were more hands on displays. Worth a visit and very close to the Police Museum. Loved it!
  • This hostoric place tells the story of the poor people some one hundred years ago and makes you glad you were not a resident in it, when it was fully operational. To experience what it was like in the Workhouse and see the conditions that poor people endured, is a real eye opener to children and older people of today. This well preserved and excellently presented museum has lots to see and explains life in the Workhouse from entry to exit and shows just how bad things were for poor people, not that long ago.
  • Retains all its historical items from the grim old days of the workhouse. Very sadly, Author Barbara Taylor Bradford's mother and grandmother were residents here.
  • Authentic displays, rooms, videos which allows a visitor to experience life in a workhouse. Staff were informative. If you have children there were activities for them to enjoy. Allotment garden was productive with many old varieties of fruit. So much to see so spent over 2 hours.
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