Prison and Police Museum

Prison and Police Museum, Ripon

Prison and Police Museum
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The Prison and Police Museum, part of the trio of Ripon Museums, tells the story of Law and Order in Yorkshire over the last 200 years. An impressive historic building is complemented by a staggering collection of Police memorabilia from Ripon and beyond.
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1-2 hours
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alan_uk1953
Scarborough, UK663 contributions
Interesting to see
Oct 2020
This museum is well laid out and very informative, an ideal place to visit on a wet Saturday afternoon
Written 7 October 2020
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furnster
Frodsham, UK43 contributions
Interesting
Sep 2020 • Couples
Went today, really interesting, I don’t think prisoners today can really moan!! A good bit about serving prisoners looking back at prisoners over 100 years ago
Written 9 September 2020
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Shedload
Liverpool, UK105 contributions
Well worth a visit.
Aug 2020
Rather small but very interesting, quite a lot packed in the small space. Good value if you buy the 3 in 1 ticket, including the Magistrate Court and Workhouse/Orphanage. Near-by car is a bargain price. I would happily pay £4 to park all day. All three museums in easy walking distance, as is Ripon Cathedral.
Written 11 August 2020
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Rach979
Sunderland, UK1,090 contributions
Interesting!
Aug 2020 • Friends
My friend and I visited this museum and we were pleasantly surprised. It was small but there is lots of information within the cells and it’s very interesting. We had to book in advance as there is limited numbers of people allowed in the museum at the moment.
Written 11 August 2020
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Stephenjtmiller
Chester, UK14 contributions
Freddie’s jail time
Feb 2020 • Family
A slightly rushed visit as the museums all close at 4pm despite it being half term...nevertheless great value with the three-in-one ticket and lots to see and do. Freddie recommends the police motorbike and prisoner experience. First rate!
Written 20 February 2020
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Linda L
Doncaster, UK68 contributions
Interesting
Feb 2020
A step back in time with a great insight into how the police and the prison worked. Lots of things to see and read. Give yourself 1 to 2 hours to walk around and read everything.
Written 19 February 2020
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david j
Warrington, UK143 contributions
One for a rainy day
Feb 2020 • Solo
Interesting for a short visit , ideally about one hour.Best for a rainy day. Filled with as many police items as could be found, mainly badges, truncheons and uniforms. Nothing of stand out interest. A little pricey all things considered.
Written 12 February 2020
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1777NT
Thirsk, UK329 contributions
Interesting Small Museum
Nov 2019
This, like the courthouse museum is included in the three museum ticket (Workhouse Museum) takes about an hour to look around, fairly limited opening hours, interesting, check with them about opening hours especially out of season.
Written 8 November 2019
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Steve K
Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK18 contributions
Really interesting
Oct 2019 • Family
Purchased the 3 ticket and enjoyed all 3 museums immensely. The workhouse is the best and probably best value of the three (based on time spent) however I'm glad we experienced all to get a flavour of crime and punishment in days gone by.
Written 30 October 2019
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heather g
Dundee, UK116 contributions
Great
Sep 2019
Again we bought a ticket to visit three museums well worth the money. Children and adults will enjoy this visit.the lady on the desk was very informative and have us a list of places to visit.you get the sense of what villian s suffered in the jail.all three museums are in walking distances of each other.tickets are valid for a year.
Written 27 September 2019
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