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Ripon Prison & Police Museum
27 St Marygate
North Yorkshire

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Sit in a prison cell, hear the door slam shut and imagine the harsh conditions of Victorian prison regimes. Try on prison uniforms, imagine the horror of being set in the pillory, strapped in a restraint chair or hung in chains. Turn the crank, carry out shot drill or work the treadmill.

The history of policing is traced through displays of uniforms and artefacts from the Trust's extensive collections of police and prison memorabilia.

The complex of buildings in St Marygate served Ripon as the House of Correction for Vagrants (1686-1816), Liberty Prison (1816-1878) and Police Station (1887-1956). The Museum, first opened in 1984, reopened in 2004 following a complete refurbishment.


Tourist Info Number: 01765690799
Months Open: February to end November. Daily 1pm - 4pm
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes - Please pre-book
Admission Price: Adult (16+): 6.50*
Concession (60+/Students): 6.00*
Child (6-15yrs): 5.00*
Child (5yrs and under): FREE
*Admissions are inclusive of a donation.

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Courthouse Ripon (0.37 miles)

Ripon Cathedral (0.39 miles)

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Norton Conyers (2.87 miles)

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