Workhouse Museum, Ripon

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  • August 20, 2017
    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 »
  • August 18, 2017
    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 »
  • August 16, 2017
    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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  • Nicely set out,staff friendly, volunteers in role play help keep kids interested, most exhibits can be touched and examined. A low key but most enjoyable visit.
  • One of the best museums I've been to
  • Surprisingly good museum, recording the fate of the workhouse poor. Took about an hour and a half to wander round.
  • 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.
  • Excellent museum very informative

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