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Workhouse Museum

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The Workhouse Museum Allhallowgate, Ripon HG4 1LE England
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Rae Arundel wrote a review Dec 2020
Malton, United Kingdom36 contributions6 helpful votes
Visited today, was really informative and interesting. Thoughtfully put together and laid out museum. Felt very safe visiting with a clear route round the museum, plenty of sanitiser and immaculately clean toilets. You can book online but equally you can turn up without a booking. However they do have slots in place if it becomes busy. A fun and informative couple of hours, would be good for families that want to get out the house and learn something new together. The volunteers there were lovely and knowledgeable. We followed up with some lunch in Ripon. All in all a pleasant day out despite the drizzly British weather! Highly recommend! Plus you can get a ticket for all three museums and it lasts up to a year so value for money.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Katherine162 wrote a review Dec 2020
Alderley Edge, United Kingdom2 contributions11 helpful votes
We visited the museum this afternoon and it was fascinating - it is a part of history that is often overlooked, so to have had the opportunity to learn about it in such a well preserved setting was fantastic. What really made it special, though, were the wonderful volunteers running it. They were so knowledgeable and dedicated, and gave us so much time and information. Without people like them, these places and stories would be lost. All in all, a brilliant way to spend an hour. Kate and Alex.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Yeahyah wrote a review Oct 2020
Cambridge, United Kingdom2 contributions
What a fantastic experience. It was extremely informative and well laid out. The audio tour was free on my mobile and brought it all to life. Incredible that workhouses were still in use until much more recently than I thought. Such a great learning experience for the kids- very Hetty Feather,
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Date of experience: October 2020
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braganzauk wrote a review Oct 2020
uk65 contributions32 helpful votes
An amazing experience- the guides are knowledgeable and you really feel what it would be like to enter the workhouse . Well worth a visit
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Katy O, Learning Officer at Workhouse Museum
Responded 23 Oct 2020
Dear Visitor, Many thanks for your review - we are very proud of both our museum site and the volunteer guides who welcome visitors. We will pass on your kind comment to the operations team and volunteers. With thanks Katy
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David B wrote a review Oct 2020
Leeds, United Kingdom326 contributions98 helpful votes
An interesting view of the life in a workhouse. The first section had a lot of wall mounted information and pictures which were mostly interesting but a little overwhelming in detail. The second part of the visit in the master's house and living quarters was more animated and gave a better feel for the life in a workhouse. Somewhat harrowing.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Katy O, Learning Officer at Workhouse Museum
Responded 15 Oct 2020
Hello David B, Thank you for your review of the Workhouse Museum, you are right there is so much to see and learn about its history and we are delighted you enjoyed your visit to us. Your entry ticket allows you as many visits in a year as you wish to make, so I do hope we can welcome you back again when you next visit Ripon. With thanks Katy Learning Officer
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