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

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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

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Workhouse Connections

  • 27 — 28 February 2015

1 in 10 people have an ancestor who was in a workhouse. Are you one of them? Whether you already know you have a workhouse connection or are just starting on your family history journey then this event can help you explore your relative's experience.

Over two days you will hear from experts in both family research and workhouse history, explore one of the best preserved Workhouse sites in the country, and have the opportunity to get advice on your own research.

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.

February Half Term

  • 17 — 19 February 2015

Three 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/february_half_term

Easter Holidays

  • 31 March — 1 April 2015
  • 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

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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