Prison and Police Museum

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The museum is housed in a building which formed part of the former House of Correction and Liberty Gaol and which is now an integral part of the overall attraction of the museum. The building's origins go back to the late 17th Century but the part now occupied by the museum was built as Ripon Liberty Prison in 1816 and continued to function as such until May, 1878 when it, along with numerous other local prisons throughout the country, was closed as part of a government reform of prisons.

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Opening hours

1pm-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

Collection details

Social History

Prison and Police Museum
27 St Marygate
North Yorkshire




01765 690 799


01765 603 006

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