Workhouse Museum

Workhouse Museum
Sharow View
Allhallowgate
Ripon
North Yorkshire
HG4 1LE
England

Website

www.riponmuseums.co.uk

E-mail

info@riponmuseums.co.uk

Telephone

01765 690799

Fax

01765 690799

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
A red brick building with a central archway leading to a courtyard

The Workhouse Museum is housed in the Gatehouse building, part of the larger Workhouse site (which visitors are welcome to explore), which contained the Guardians’ Room, Vagrants cells and Receiving Ward for inmates. We have also worked hard to recreate the original Workhouse Kitchen Garden, located to the rear of the Workhouse Site which would have been tended by the inmates and been used to feed them.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

11am-4pm every day during local school term time
10am-4pm every day during local school holidays

Admission charges

£9.50 Adult ticket for all three Ripon Museum Trust sites for 12 months
£22.50 Family & Friends ticket for all three Ripon Museum Trust Sites for 12 months for up to 2 adults and 3 children

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
School Room

Live It! Victorian Chores and Crafts

  • 31 March — 8 April 2015 *on now

Tues 31 March, Wed 1 April, Tues 7 April & Wed 8 April 2015
Open 10am - 4pm
Activities from 11am to 3pm

Experience Victorian crafts and chores at the Workhouse Museum. Join in with wash day, take part in a school lesson and learn the Victorian art of recycling by making a rag rug at the Live it! Days this Easter.

Get hands on with some curious objects from our collections relating to nursing the sick and dying who often spent their last days in the Workhouse. Will you be able to match the object to its purpose?

Standard entry prices apply, activities free.
Museum open 10am - 4pm (activities 11am until 3pm_.
Ripon Workhouse Museum, Sharow View, Allhallowgate, Ripon HG4 1LE
For more information visit www.riponmuseums.co.uk / tel 01765 690799 / email admin@riponmuseums.co.uk

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Standard entry prices apply, activities free.

Website

http://www.riponmuseums.co.uk

Easter Holidays

  • 7 — 8 April 2015

Four days of Live It! with our volunteers in costume demonstrating Victorian crafts and chores at the Workhouse Museum. Fun for all the family.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

Admission

Normal admission charges apply.

Website

http://riponmuseums.co.uk/events/easter_holidays

Snowdrops

Death, Disease and Curious Customs

  • 2 — 9 April 2015 *on now

Thurs 2 April and Thurs 9 April 2015
Open 10am - 4pm
Activities from 11am to 3pm

Find out more about death & disease in Victorian times! Object handling and gruesome activities whole family inspired by the museum’s new Funeral Bier.- Potions and Poisons trail: discover the odd customs of Victorian funerals and some of the curious cures for common ailments

- Workhouse Funeral Party: join the funeral party and experience a historic re-enactment, inspired by the arrival of the funeral bier, with dramatic poetry reading

- Family Crafts: create elegant memorial jewellery reminiscent of Queen Victoria’s jet mourning brooches and make your own peg doll puppet

Ripon Workhouse Museum, Sharow View, Allhallowgate, Ripon HG4 1LE
For more information visit www.riponmuseums.co.uk / tel 01765 690799 / email admin@riponmuseums.co.uk

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Standard entry prices apply, activities free.

Website

http://www.riponmuseums.co.uk

Workhouse Summer Fête

  • 28 June 2015

Come and join our volunteers dressed in their Sunday best and try your hand at traditional Victorian garden party games at the Workhouse.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Normal admission charges apply.

Website

http://riponmuseums.co.uk/events/workhouse_summer_fete

Summer Holidays

  • 4 — 27 August 2015

A programme of family themed object handling around old toys and collectibles. Live It! days, and toys workshops inspired by the Police toys exhibition.

Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday throughout August.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Normal admission charges apply

Website

http://riponmuseums.co.uk/events/summer_holidays

October Half Term

  • 27 — 28 October 2015

Come and join us for a Live It! day, a craft workshop day and one day with a Victorian Lantern Show. Fun for all the family.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://riponmuseums.co.uk/events/october_half_term

Christmas Day in the Workhouse

  • 12 December 2015

Costumed volunteers, Victorian Christmas crafts and pop up café selling seasonal homemade fare.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Normal admission charges apply.

Website

http://riponmuseums.co.uk/events/christmas_day_in_the_workhouse11

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