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Workhouse Museum

The Workhouse Museum Allhallowgate, Ripon HG4 1LE, England
+44 1765 690799
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Very interesting.

Me and my partner are both into history and this was a first for us, visiting a former workhouse... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Donna M
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Birthday trip to Ripon with family

We went to the workhouse museum first we paid for combined ticket 's which are valid for 12 months... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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  • Average7%
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The Workhouse Museum Allhallowgate, Ripon HG4 1LE, England
+44 1765 690799
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my partner are both into history and this was a first for us, visiting a former workhouse. We found it very interesting and a worthwhile visit. The woman at the reception was very friendly and the prices are good. It costs 12 pounds...More

Thank Donna M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the workhouse museum first we paid for combined ticket 's which are valid for 12 months from day of purchase ,but we managed to visit all three such a good insights to what happened year's ago some not so nice for the...More

1  Thank traceymudie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just so enjoyed the history, from the outset it is detailed from when you are allowed in to expectations of behaviour and rule abiding. Very interactive and a good day out experience. Worth the visit.

Thank LifeenjoyedMD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An insight to days gone by and the treatment poor people endured lots of information boards around and hands on stuff to do. Even has a restraint chair and mortuary very macabre but fascinating

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting visit I would recommend it , just to see how hard life could be in the past and how fortunate we are now

Thank Doz26
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Stumbled on this gem seeking shelter from the rain and very pleased we did. Lovely staff on duty today and very helpful. The museum is atmospheric and informative. Sadly due to the weather we were unable to see much outside which was a shame. We...More

Thank Oldbird1
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Today whilst in the Yorkshire town of Ripon we stumbled upon a bit of our horrible history. Preserved for future generations is the Workhouse museum which looks like it closed to inmates only last week. Stepping through the door you are transported back to the...More

Thank Peter W
Katy O, learning Assistant at Workhouse Museum, responded to this review

Hello Peter, I just wanted to thank you for you lovely review of the Workhouse Museum. Thank you and I hope we can welcome you to Ripon again soon. With Regards Katy O'Malley

Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

The curating and staffing left a lot to be desired. Storyline and exhibits were poorly presented. No real professional work. Concise and well explained social, political and cultural background to the Poor Laws, Industrialisation and Enclosures absent from the Museum. Perhaps they have funding problems?...More

Thank Harry M
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Very interesting stroll around this museum, but we were told that more buildings will be open during the year as they are currently occupied by (mostly) council departments.

Thank Jackie S
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Great for adults and children alike - historical facts and artifacts really bring the workhouse to life.

Thank Queenelis
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Mo S
how much is the joint ticket for workhouse etc cheers mo
27 January 2016|
Response from KOMall | Property representative |
Hello Mo - sorry for the delay in answering - we'd not had a prompt you had messaged us. The combined entry ticket for all 3 museums - valid for 12 months is £12 per adult, £26 for a family (2 adults and up to 3 children... More
Are dogs allowed?
28 July 2015|
Response from KOMall | Property representative |
Hello I'my sorry only assistance dogs are allow in the museums Thank you for you question and I hope you visit us soon! Katy Admin and marketing assistant