Workhouse Museum, Ripon

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  • What an eye opener this place is! A well presented museum that really gives you a taste of life in the workhouse. Each exhibition/room is so realistic and true to life. There is plenty of reading mate...  more »
  • We visited this and the Police museum (separate review). This is a very informative museum. Interesting for both children and adults. There are interactive exhibitions that will appeal especially to t...  more »
  • Very interesting visit on a dark period of the English past... the Museum on the "workhouses" will make you discover the daily lives of the "workers" in the Victorian era. Requires a good command of English.
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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Great museum which gives a huge amount of information about the experiences of the poor during the era of the workhouse. The children adored their Victorian CSI event, interviewing the cast and participating in scientific experiments, fingerprinting and a classroom lesson. Wonderful experience and well worth a visit.
  • Great museum lots of interesting things to see has children's days audio tour is 90% accessible probably better now. And they have opened up as new section of the workhouse to extend the tour. Well worth a visit and watch out for activities in school holidays. Buy a pass to see all the Ripon museum's and save money
  • Much better than I had expected as so many of the outbuildings were there. So many workhouses have been converted into flats etc and so few in their original state. I had to cut short my visit as car parking fee running out, but I will be back another year and spend a lot more time there.

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