The Workhouse Museum, Ripon

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The Workhouse Museum in Ripon is part of the Ripon Museum Trust.

Focusing on how poverty has been approached for over 200 years, the workhouse tells the story of the site, the poor of Yorkshire and poverty today. We display a range of artefacts, images, and now artworks, that tell the fascinating stories.







The Workhouse Museum,

01765 690799

Opening hours

Open seven days a week 11:00 – 16:00



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. If you are not a UK taxpayer or do not wish to make a charitable donation the admission prices are as follows: Adult £5.90, Conc £5.40, Child £4.5


The Workhouse Museum is all on one level with one room on the first floor.
Doorways and corridors are wide enough to allow wheelchair and mobility scooter access.
Access lift available (dimensions: 100cm x 148cm)
Uneven floors especially for the sight-impaired. A mixture of surfaces.
The stone stairs to the first floor are very worn. Handrail provided.
Access toilet available on the ground floor.
The Workhouse Garden is fully accessible for wheelchair users