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Workhouse Museum of Poor Law
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North Yorkshire

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The grim atmosphere of the Workhouse Museum has been carefully maintained in order to give visitors a sense of what life in a Victorian Workhouse could have been.

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.


Tourist Info Number: 01765690799
Months Open: February - End November. Daily, 11am-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.

More Attractions nearby

Ripon Prison & Police Museum (0.33 miles)

Courthouse Ripon (0.37 miles)

Ripon Cathedral (0.39 miles)

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal (2.64 miles)

Norton Conyers (2.87 miles)

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